"I think Orlando has been through a lot recently, so I think that if that's what it takes to help people heal – and I know there's a lot of people in this community that need healing – then that's a big deal here," said Puffenbarger.
Rico Camy, an employee at TreeLeaf Healing Center, a clinic focused on holistic medicine, believes that not only should medical marijuana be legal to smoke, but all marijuana should be legalized recreationally.
"Look at how many people are arrested for possession – that's a huge win if we legalize it as far as recreationally. We no longer have to waste money jailing people for it," said Camy. "My patients that come to see us at our clinic are about 55 and sometimes 65 and older for the most part, so that would be a huge win for our senior population as well."
However, for the time being, local organizations and medical marijuana patients are just focused on getting Rick Scott out of their hair and leaving them and their cannabis alone.
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