THE BUZZ: FLORIDA POLITICS

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri supports proven medical uses for cannabinoids, such as the recently approved Charlotte’s Web, but he believes Amendment 2 is written in ways that will lead to negative side effects.DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Pinellas sheriff: Medical marijuana amendment has bad side effects

ST. PETERSBURG — It's not that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is against access to the potential medical benefits of marijuana — he's worried about the potential side effects. During a visit to the Tampa Bay Times editorial board Wednesday, Gualtieri expressed dismay about Amendment 2, the medical marijuana  …

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