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Cannabis calling



House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera's phone rang relentlessly Wednesday.

Starting at about 8 a.m., his office fielded more than 80 phone class from folks wanting to educate House Republicans on the benefits of medicinal marijuana. The callers requested a caucus meeting on the subject.

"The 420 Caucus," Lopez-Cantera later joked.

Office staffers said they would pass the message along.

Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, has filed a bill that would allow Floridians to use marijuana for medical purposes. It is still waiting to be heard in committee.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:51pm]


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