© 2024 WFSU Public Media
WFSU News · Tallahassee · Panama City · Thomasville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Walton County Sheriff Weighs In On Newly Approved Medical Marijuana Amendment

MGN Online

The Vice President of Florida Sheriffs Association is weighing in on the passage of Amendment 2—allowing for the expansion of medical marijuana in Florida.

The Florida Sheriffs Association has had a long-standing position against the medical marijuana constitutional amendment. And, Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson was among those opposed.

“One of the things that always give me a little pause is when a citizen can do something in one state, but can’t do it in another,” he said, in one of his weekly videos. “I don’t like that.”

But, after Amendment 2 received broad support Tuesday, Adkinson says he’s putting his "personal feelings" aside.

“I think it’s extremely loosely written to the point where it’s very wide open,” he added. “But, at the end of the day, it’s the law of the land and that’s what matters.”

While Amendment 2 supporters have declared victory, questions still remain as to its implementation.

For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.