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Old 02-24-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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C'mon Gov Scott, you know you wanna! we could steal a lot of business from california, seattle etc. florida also has a reputation of been a state full of old people. if gov scott wants to get the innovation bug moving here, they have to do something which will change florida's image
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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The bible beaters in North Florida, along with the rednecks and soccer moms, will never allow it. If Florida bans victimless things like gay marriage and slot machines, then there's no way they will allow this. Ironically, they removed the law for motorcycle helmets a few years ago.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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You'll get no argument from me, but it'll never happen-there's a multi-billion dollar industry in arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating drug users that would suffer if it were legalized.

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Old 02-24-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Vaughan... I could not agree with you more.


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You'll get no argument from me, but it'll never happen-there's a multi-billion dollar industry in the arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating drug users that would suffer if it were legalized.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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You'll get no argument from me, but it'll never happen-there's a multi-billion dollar industry in the arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating drug users that would suffer if it were legalized.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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Rep-worthy statement.
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/66546336/

in this interview on bloomberg he makes some convincing arguments about moving to florida for business. the interviewer then points out that florida has always been good for business. she then asks what's stopping business from relocating here. he couldn't answer that question in the video, but i can.

florida has an image problem. if you ask anyone about florida they think of sun, rednecks and socially conservative old people! this needs to change and marijuana legalzation tells everyone that you've finally arrived in the 21st century

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The bible beaters in North Florida, along with the rednecks and soccer moms, will never allow it. If Florida bans victimless things like gay marriage and slot machines, then there's no way they will allow this. Ironically, they removed the law for motorcycle helmets a few years ago.
Actually the rednecks in the tourism industry in north Florida would love the idea. Panama City Beach still gets its biggest financial windfall every year from the college spring break crowd. Imagine how much more would be spent there if legal pot was an option.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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If Florida bans victimless things like slot machines
Come on down to SoFla!

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florida has an image problem. if you ask anyone about florida they think of sun, rednecks and socially conservative old people! this needs to change and marijuana legalzation tells everyone that you've finally arrived in the 21st century
I don't think of that, I think of South Florida. North FL is not really Florida, IMO. It's more like a nasty little pimple that SoFla just can't seem to get rid of.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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I know there are drawbacks to the legalization argument but I actually think it should be legalized for a few reasons. 1-People who want it already use it anyway, 2-Might as well get the tax money on the retail side and save the tax money on the enforcement, prosecution and incarceration side (if they still do that) and 3-we would do well to remove the profits from the drug wholesalers. I'm not ignoring the problems but I don't think they'd get any worse by legalizing it and I think the financial upside is too good to ignore.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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C'mon Gov Scott, you know you wanna! we could steal a lot of business from california, seattle etc. florida also has a reputation of been a state full of old people. if gov scott wants to get the innovation bug moving here, they have to do something which will change florida's image
If Florida has not been able to pass legalized gambling, would never have a chance.
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