Medical Marijuana in Florida: Miamians Predict "Bob Marley Fest Every Day"

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Is Florida ready for medical marijuana? Well, yeah actually. The latest polls show that seven in ten statewide support legalized weed for various ailments, and supporters have gathered enough signatures to put the question on November's ballot. One way or another, loosened mary jane restrictions seem coming to the Sunshine State.

But everyone knows Miami rocks to its own beat on just about every statewide issue. How's the average Magic City resident feel about medical marijuana? New Times' Kathryn Sotolongo took a camera to Bayfront Park to find out.

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mcrenshaw82
mcrenshaw82

Wow New Times.. This horrendous.. Where did you find these gems.  Oh yeah Bayfront.  Only one person gave an objective and even remotely educated opinion.  This makes us all look like complete clowns. You gave the most air time to the worst ones as well.  Great job...

Wide-awake
Wide-awake

An honest journalist is getting as obscure as an honest politician. Follow the buck if you care about the truth! The major lobyists AGAINST this bill represent alcohol and pharmaceutical companies - their motivation is obvious. Also lobbying against decriminalization are police unions because they rely on federal grants against the "drug war" and private prison corporations who make millions incarcerating people for drugs including maijuana. Why dont journalists report this? Only when lobbyist money becomes illegal will our politicians begin to represent their constituents. And only when our media is not sensored and controlled will the truth come out. If we are to become a real democracy, we the people need to get involved and expose these thieves who control our country.

Mario Diaz
Mario Diaz

A bunch of clowns, and if anybody wanted to be against MMJ, Miami New Times just gave them a few reasons why Miami wouldn't be ready according to this video. Please follow the advice of Eduardo Rubi, he might be able to swing you guys in the right direction.

judson_judsw
judson_judsw

this isn't journalism. this is propaganda.

Hugo Albino
Hugo Albino

hihihi...por aqui ainda não temos políticos a legalizarem essa bem dita lei...mas não tem problema...nos somos a lei...quando passares por Portugal...já sabes...temos a nossa para fumar..abraco pirata.

Eduardo Rubi
Eduardo Rubi

Why Medical becomes silence? every interview is of the people on the street the ones that can get MARIJUANA real EASY. Interviews the people in a hospice where the Valiums don't put them to sleep any more so the Doc prescribed Halcions also known as Hallucinations and keep on escalating to something a little stronger when a little bit grass would put them to sleep.

knowa1
knowa1 topcommenter

The first drug czar Harry Anslinger  1930's   “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.”

“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”

“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

“Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”

“You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.”

“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

Mario Diaz
Mario Diaz

Hey how about going somewhere like the open discussion forum tonight and getting opinions from some individuals who aren't complete clowns in front of a camera...smh making us look bad

Howard Green Montaque
Howard Green Montaque

Why is it that as soon as the word marijuana is mentioned the word medical becomes silent?

William Gallosa
William Gallosa

Bring it, so I won't get hustled on customs every time I come back to Mia ...

Vince Cimilluca
Vince Cimilluca

Bob Marley, Cheech and Chong, Snoop Dogg 420 every day

Danny Amores
Danny Amores

Would it be possible to interview some people who are informed? Giving voice to a bunch of clowns only hurts the cause. SMH

Samuel Solis
Samuel Solis

Having lived in Colorado, it's a party for about a month and then it becomes as normal as alcohol.

MIAINDC
MIAINDC

@mcrenshaw82 doesn't matter what type of response they gave and how they gave it....they are still people who are part of our society and participate-educated or not. Who cares "how we look". It's the Miami new times. Majority reading are locals reading this...and we KNOW that Florida consumes more marijuana than cigarettes and if taxed could build a train system from the Keys to Tallahassee.

Exiliado
Exiliado topcommenter

@mcrenshaw82  

That' what they do all the time.


They rarely try to portray South Florida in a positive light.

DaveBaskeni77
DaveBaskeni77

Spot on... herb is cheaper in miami than on weedmaps in Denver... put it that way. Yes, one can easily find it in the steets of miami. Wax and shatter included...... anything denver has, miami has it cheaper without tax.

DaveBaskeni77
DaveBaskeni77

Call if medical cannabis, marijuana is supposedly a semi-racial way to say it anyways. Cannabis is what true stoners all over the globe know it as (cannabis cup, eh?)

judson_judsw
judson_judsw

it's intentional.this is their version of balanced reporting.

DaveBaskeni77
DaveBaskeni77

Miami has been that way for over a decade. You can smoke a joint and walk right on the beach, 95% OF PEOPLE DONT CARE LOL. not to mention naked chics on the beach sometimes, people just dont report it or care..

MIAINDC
MIAINDC

@DaveBaskeni77 Except when you are casually walking with your date on a Tuesday night and those two joggers right behind you that have been jogging for about 10 minutes distance...suddenly bolt at the scene of two guys ....gutting a blunt. Not even rolling it yet. Gutting a blunt. These two husband-wife set of joggers, flipped out a pair of handcuffs, badges and guns in a matter of half a second. Talk about shtting your pants.

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