Byrallaine “BeBe” Bell, has had first-hand experiences with medical marijuana cardholders who were stopped by police for smoking cannabis while driving. She’s the owner of BeBe Bail Bonds in Tampa.
“They didn't think that there was an issue with them being able to carry their marijuana and smoke it,” she says.
Bell says the consequences of marijuana-related arrests can be devastating.
“An arrest for drugs, whether it's for a small amount or whether it's a major amount, changes your life as far as employment goes. Most lose their jobs because they have gone to jail and missed work,” she explains.