Medical Marijuana

Florida Mulls Medical Marijuana

State officials wonder if they can tax it


Should medical marijuana be legal in Florida?

That's a question voters could decide if a high-profile initiative makes it on next year's ballot. In the interim, state officials are trying to determine if they can tax the drug — just in case it passes.

It could mean big bucks for state coffers.

State economists met Thursday at the Capitol for a Financial Impact Estimating Conference and peppered representatives from several state agencies with questions on possible sales-tax exemptions.