Florida Medical Marijuana Backers Aim To Avoid ‘Wild West Of Weed’ Mistakes

FLORIDA: On the boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., medical marijuana hawkers wearing green uniforms and hoisting bright-green leaf signs call out to passing crowds.

They advertise doctors who, for a price — usually $40 — will provide the legally required physician recommendation to buy marijuana after a cursory exam. A convenient pot shop is usually just a few steps from the doctor’s storefront office.“Pot shop docs” even show up at rock concerts, selling recommendations on the spot.

It’s a scene from the “wild west of weed,” as even advocates of medical marijuana call the evolution of the practice since its legalization in California in 1996.

It’s an evolution that advocates of a Florida constitutional amendment have worked to avoid — uncontrolled proliferation of dealers hawking an untested, unregulated product.

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