Miami-Dade Commission Passes Marijuana-Farming Exploration Resolution

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With Floridians looking more and more likely to pass an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in November, the issue of where all of this medicinal pot will come from is suddenly relevant. Well, this morning, the Miami-Dade County Commission passed a resolution instructing county staff to consider the possible agricultural opportunities medical marijuana legalization could present.

See also: Medical Marijuana Support at 88 Percent Among Florida Voters, New Poll Shows

Commissioner Dennis Moss introduced the legislation in March. Incidentally, his southern district is rich in farmland.

"This Board should be prepared for the possibility that medical marijuana is legalized and its potential effect on agricultural areas," the resolution reads.

"This Board directs the Mayor or Mayor's designee to conduct a study to assess the potential impacts of the legalization of medical marijuana on agricultural areas," it concludes. "The Board further directs the Mayor or Mayor's designee to provide a report to the Board for committee review within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this resolution."

According to Naked Politics, the resolution passed, with only a single dissenting vote, that of Commissioner Javier Souto.

"There was a time when cocaine was considered just a substance that didn't matter," Souto said. "We're dealing with very difficult matters which can inflict tremendous pain and tremendous suffering and tremendous complications for our society."

But it could also spell tremendous cash for our agricultural industry, and with the latest polls showing 88 percent support for medical weed, it seems the amendment will pass anyway.

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33 comments
Joanne Morell
Joanne Morell

Now if the federal gov would approve this country would be out of financial debt in less than 2 months

Lemuel Ruiz
Lemuel Ruiz

This is funny how this is passed . But yesterday they busted 3 grow houses. 2 of them where under grow in a back yard.

sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13


since 1996 millions of new farmers are on the WEST COAST...what was once a dying breed (American Farmers) is now stronger then ever...with indoor skills as well

1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for decades, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy....#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion untaxed

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions

Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade

Deaths by Guns: Millions

Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions

Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

Tom Morris
Tom Morris

Actually this is perfect, we have a great climate for it

RobG10
RobG10

Great! Just what we need making Miami people dumber.

Hector Garcia
Hector Garcia

thanks Giselle Real-d'Arbelles.. your so full of fun facts

Eric Llufrio
Eric Llufrio

Because there was such a shortage of pot in Florida! lol

Oscar Castillo
Oscar Castillo

Stop posting stuff about weed if you don't smoke it!!!!!!!!

m.delvalle1
m.delvalle1

Who cares, stay smart! You'll get a better job whe. The dummy loses his

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