SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —
People who support medical marijuana accused Seminole County’s commission of ignoring the will of the voters who approved medical marijuana in a landslide.
A lengthy moratorium on dispensaries is now set to run out.
“I did not vote in favor of medical marijuana for the state of Florida. I wouldn’t vote for it, I think it’s a gateway. I have tremendous reservations about the whole thing.” Bill Hyde said.
Hyde, who did not support the idea of approving medical marijuana felt the county needed to make a move.
“You’ve done essentially nothing, and I don’t think that’s fair to the 70 percent of the people that voted on the other side from me. Their voices should be heard,” Hyde said.
Seminole County had placed a seven-month moratorium on dispensaries in the unincorporated portions of the county, to see if rules would be added about where they should locate and how zoning might impact location.
The decision was whether or not to wait another 90 days.
“It’s pretty disrespectful to the 70-plus percent