The topic was whether possession of small amounts of marijuana should be decriminalized. In the end, commissioners asked to hold a public forum to hear from experts. Here’s the discussion as it unfolded on social media.

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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  1. As long as it is illegal and you don’t treat it as such you are helping to empower illegal drug dealers. More will buy it if there is no consequence and dealers will become stronger. Wait for the law to change and leave everything as it is until it does.

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