Florida Matters: Medical Marijuana Town Hall
This November, voters in Florida will get the chance to weigh in on Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana.
The Village Square at St. Petersburg College's Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions recently hosted a town hall meeting on the issue. WUSF's Craig Kopp moderated the panel, which included Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Ben Pollara of United for Care and Dr. Carlton E. Turner, Ronald Reagan's former drug czar and critic of the amendment.
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Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.
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