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Medical marijuana bill filed in the House

Rep. Jeff Clemens, a Democrat from Lake Worth, has filed a joint resolution that if passed by the legislature would let voters in 2012 weigh in on a Constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. Among other things, the amendment would not allow for the use of medical marijuana "in plain view of the general public." The bill also says that health insurers wouldn't be required to reimburse patients for medical marijuana costs. Is Florida ready for such an amendment? Well, Tony Fabrizio, Gov. Rick Scott's campaign guru and current advisor, polled the issue of legalizing marijuana in Florida and found that nearly 6 in 10 -- almost enough to pass a state Constitutional amendment.

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Paty5151

IT HAS BEEN FILED - IT HAS BEEN FILED - IT'S ALIVE - IT'S ALVE
FLORIDA MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS REJOICE!!
YAHOOOO!!!!

jsknow

IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Why not open your eyes and your mind? Both political parties would be wise to learn that We The People have had enough of wasteful, harmful unconstitutional Government! Marijuana prohibition is about as wasteful and harmful as it gets!

In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated effects on human health. This game-changing movie presents the most comprehensive synopsis to date of the real science surrounding the world’s most controversial plant.
http://marijuanamovie.org/

‘If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.’ ~Thomas Jefferson.

Watch Irvin Rosenfeld who gets his marijuana from the Federal Government destroy all the lies about marijuana consumers being lazy and unproductive. Watch him destroy all the lies about long term heavy marijuana use being harmful. Learn the truth about marijuana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvzX8aNwxgM

Listen to these high ranking narcotics officers expose the harms and waste of the drug war. Learn the truth about the drug war. It is a FAILED HARMFUL UNCONSTITUTIONAL UNLAWFUL VIOLENT WAR AGAINST NONVIOLENT CITIZENS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LayaGk0TMDc

The World Health Organization Documents Failure of U.S. Drug Policies: http://www.alternet.org/drugs/90295

Governor Rick Scott is certainly on the right track by looking into the medical benefits of marijuana, they are well documented and numerous for ailments ranging from very mild to severe. Marijuana has proven to be both safe and effective for an almost innumerable list of ailments. Because of marijuana being safer than virtually every Rx and over the counter medication on the market, the potential benefits from this low cost, (virtually free if you grow your own) medicine is almost endless. Criminalizing possession, use and sale of this natural plant is nothing short of a criminal act by tyrants seeking to oppress We The People and to promote the profits of crooked corporations that buy many crooked politicians and through their financial support, keep them in office.

If you doubt marijuana is good medicine read Granny Storm Crow’s List: http://forum.grasscity.com/medical-marijuana/436257-granny-s... It’s more like a library than a list!

Our new Governor would also be very wise to look into the GREEN job producing potential of marijuana/hemp/cannabis. In addition to its benefits as medicine and marijuana being about as safe of a recreational drug as anyone could ever ask for, this amazing plant can also produce fuel, paper, fabric, building materials and over 50,000 superior and more environmentally friendly products than products in use today. The two articles and the free online book linked below go into much more detail about this truly amazing God given plant. There is almost no doubt that after you read them, you will much better understand why marijuana prohibition has been so fiercely promoted by certain major corporations that fear competition from this natural GREEN plant.

No matter where you stand on the issue of legalizing marijuana everyone should read:
MARIJUANA AND HEMP THE UNTOLD STORY, Thomas J. Bouril, WHY IS MARIJUANA ILLEGAL, Pete Guither and the free online book: The Emperor Wears No Clothes, The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and The Conspiracy Against Marijuana. Click the links to those titles on this webpage:
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If you think marijuana prohibition has anything to do with the imaginary, false, fabricated, alleged harms from using marijuana as a recreational drug, YOU HAVE BEEN DUPED!

Mass marches seem to get Government attention a lot better than when We The People send email, make phone calls or even make appointments to meet with our elected public servants. Protest marches seem to say “hey, we’re serious about this” in the most effective way. A wise man told me long ago to: “do what works”. If we do it right, peaceful demonstrations can be a lot of fun too. So, what do you think? Will “boots on the ground” from the Constitutionally supported opposition to the “war on drugs”, (which is really a violent vicious illegal war against nonviolent citizens and a war on everyone’s Constitutional rights and freedom) end this violent unconstitutional war once and for all? Anyone interested in taking strong peaceful patriotic action and keeping it up until we win? I’m sure the news media will cover these events if we get enough people to show up.

How Governor Scott responds to our call for Constitutional Government will certainly expose his position on Constitutional Government. Whether or not you’re willing to participate will certainly define your patriotic values too. So, are you going to do something or just stand there and bleed? Are you a patriot or are you a slave, willing to conform to any legislation written, regardless of its Constitutionality?

This is not just about the right to use a safe effectve natural drug or even the right to grow and/or sell a natural God given plant. This is also about demanding to be governed by the text of the supreme law of the land rather than continuing to be ruled over by unconstitutional tyrants doing the bidding of crooked corporations.

PUFMMgieseghj

Thanks to all of you that have been out there with us as we have Campaigned to make this idea a reality to Florida.

Remember, this fight is not over. If you support this Legislation - CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!!

They NEED to know you support this, or they will vote against it. So keep up the fight and keep collecting those ballot initiatives!

www.PUFMM.org

Sean

Civil liberties aside, the issue of cannabis prohibition is largely a fiscal and public safety issue. By that, I mean the state and feds are using considerable resources (ie. your tax dollars) to interfere with the lives of people who aren't posing a harm to others. Every time you imprison someone over marijuana, you take up one more jail cell that would hold someone that poses an ACTUAL threat to society. The only options from there are to A. Release some of the inmates, or B. Build more prisons (more $$$).

I'm incredibly weary of people treating this like a joke.

Scott

As a patient who is able to forgo multiple prescriptions when I use marijuana, all I can say is THANK GOD.

I had given up voting. This is the ONE democrat I WILL be VOTING FOR.

Lorrie Bryant

I just want to say thank God and it is about time. I am currently taking 11 pills a day that could be replaced with medical marijuana! In addition I would like to add to jsknow's list and recommend that you watch "Grass" narrated by Woody Harrleson which explains how and why it became illegal in the first place, and "Hemp Revolution". Bet you did not know how useful hemp could be to our country. And I have to agree that "Emperor Wears No Clothes" is a VERY informative book. Warning: After reading, you will be very mad at our government for how they got us here.
So, again, thank God, this a step in the right direction. After medical marijuana is passed we need to step up the fight for decriminalization.

Thomas J. Hillgardner

Too bad the language of the constitutional amendment would prohibit public use. If you can smoke tobacco and drink coffee and tea in public, you should be allowed to smoke cannabis in public.

Andrew Geske

As a conservative it took me a while to understand why we would consider this. Knowing about social use from college years, I thought it was laughable to be considered as a medicine. Yet I thought it was worth some additional research. After carefully studying this issue, I'm fully convinced it's the right thing for the State of FL on so many levels. In fact, I was surprised there was so much info. that was not common knowledge, and much mis-information. First, due to marijuana's lack of toxicity, it is a safer alternative than many treatments and often more effective for some people, offering much needed relief and even ability to cure some ailments. Even from a social standpoint it is far safer than alcohol. It is a plant that has been overly criticized, and under utilized from a health care standpoint. When you really stop and think about it, it is amazing that we have made a plant illegal. This goes against civil liberties. It's like saying, you could get hurt driving a car, so let's ban all cars. The benefits far outweight any negative aspects which I can say I honestly can't find any. It was surprising for me to learn it doesn't cause lung cancer and appears to provide a protective effect. This was in a UCLA study done by Robert Tashkin at UCLA funded by the US Dept of Health and Human Services. He studied marijuana smokers who were hearvy users. The study info is at http://www.medicalmarijuanacouncil.com

Robert Platshorn

It only takes a few determined people to make a difference. As the convcted leader of the Black Tuna Gang,I spent 30 yrs in federal prison for importing marijuana into South Florida. It cost the tax payers millions. During those same years, my good friend Irv Rosenfeld was reciecing 300 joints a month from Uncle Sam to treat tumors that were predicted by his doctors to kill him by his early 20's.

Released in 2008,I published my memoir, Black Tuna Diaries, and told my story in the new movie, Square Grouper which premiers this Saturday in Austin Texas at SXSW. I then went on a national speaking tour where I met hundreds of patients whose lives had been saved or vastly improved by the use of cannabis. Between trips I began working for safe legal access to medical marijuana for Floridians. First by petitioning with People United for Medical Marijuana. I joined NORML of South Florida and became a chapter director. With the help of NORML and High Times magazine, I founded The Silver Tour, to educate seniors on the benefits of medical marijuana. Last December one of our NORML members suggested we begin attending local legislative meetings.

In Janurary,I got to speak for three minutes at the Delegates meeting in Palm Beach County. I told them about recent medical advances and the economic boom marijuana has brought to states like Colorado where thousands of jobs were created and marijuana taxes covered the budget shortfall. State Representative Jeff Clemens took an interest and asked more information. I was skeptical! It would take a lot of courage to advocate medical marijuana in a conservative state. Jeff Clemens turned out to be the man with the courage. Please support his life saving efforts by urging your legislators to support his initiative

Brenda Soona

I hope that I can live to see the day that medical marijuana will be pass. I wonder how much pain would it relieve since I am suffering from cervical disc hernation and scoliosis which could be very painful.

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