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United For Care: Medical Marijuana Coming to 2016 Ballot

January 25, 2016 - 5:15pm

An amendment to legalize medical marijuana is likely to make the 2016 ballot in Florida, according to the latest petition numbers from the Florida Division of Elections. 

As of Monday, an amendment to legalize medical marijuana for those with “debilitating” medical conditions had gathered over 666,000 valid petition signatures, putting the campaign less than 20,000 signatures away from being placed back on the ballot this year.

Any proposed amendment needs to collect at least 683,000 validated petitions to be placed on the ballot. 

This is the last week any amendments can be considered for this year’s vote. 

People United for Medical Marijuana (United For Care), a pro-medical marijuana group largely led by uber attorney John Morgan, has shouldered the responsibility of collecting enough signatures to get the amendment on the ballot next year.

“I am confident we have turned in enough petitions to make the ballot by the deadline next week—and once we do, we are almost certainly going to be Amendment 2 again," United for Care director Ben Pollara said.

United For Care’s constitutional amendment petition would allow for the medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or caregiver. It would also prohibit physicians from being subject to criminal or civil liabilities under Florida law for issuing a prescription for medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana would only be allowed for use for those with “debilitating” medical conditions which would include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and for other conditions which a physician feels using medical marijuana would outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. 

That means the average Joe wouldn’t be able to go into a pharmacy and get a prescription unless it was approved by their doctor.

Amendments need to receive 60 percent of the vote in order to be made law in Florida.

This wouldn’t be the first time Floridians have seen medical marijuana put up for a vote. In 2014, United For Care ran the same campaign to legalize medical pot, fighting tooth and nail to pass the initiative, but the measure ultimately fell short by two points, and it was back to the drawing board for the group.

Ben Pollara said the reason the campaign didn’t get the necessary numbers to pass was due to a lack of funding and a negative publicity campaign by anti-Amendment 2 groups. 

“They managed to overwhelm certain parts of the state with lies, and we simply didn't have adequate funding to push back hard enough,” Pollara wrote in an email Monday.

In 2014, State Attorney General Pam Bondi fought hard against the proposed amendment, but Bondi has stayed relatively quiet on the measure this time around -- so far.

As of April 2015, 23 states had legalized medical cannabis in the U.S. while seven other states had pending legislation to legalize the drug for medical use.

Marijuana is still considered illegal under federal law. 

 

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BREAKING NEWS for the cant's and naysayers. Good news for all those who have supported real Medical Cannabis reform. U4Cs Amendment will be on the ballot this year. ForThePatients!

Medicinal marijuana is a critical component to a well rounded medical treatment plan. It's a much safer alternative to all the opioids that are used today and has very little negative side effects. Countless studies have shown that it has roughly the same level of addiction as caffeine with minimal withdrawal effects and it is essentially non toxic to the body with zero risk of overdose. Numerous scientific studies across the globe have proven that the active ingredients in marijuana actually shrink and often times attack certain strands of cancer cells! All this while also providing the patient with comfort, ability to eat and a will to live! Anyone who opposes medical marijuana is simply ignoring science and facts and making criminals out of the individuals who desperately need this medicine to survive.

I am for medical mj but it does NOT need to be an amendment to the constitution of Florida. I truly need the legal use of it when needed (arthritis) and nsaids give me nosebleeds. I am not a "flat earther" I know the benefits of using & I also know it is addictive like oxy or other prescriptions drugs. I am an adult & I'm perfectly able to take responsibility for the use of it. Again I do NOT believe the use of it for medical reasons requires a constitutional amendment.

If you beleive that Cannabis is addictive as Opiates, you have either not been addicted to opiates, or have never used Cannabis. Cannabis has a far less addiction ratio as compared to Opiates.

Of course it does. Why? Because lawmakers refuse to act. Despite almost 58% voting yes, last year no action, none what so ever, then lawmakers best this year is right to try if you are about to die. They don't care what Floridians want, they want their campaign donations and their next office. The right-wing folks, who claim to love and support the constitution and constitutional rights for all, don't want it because the naysayers have them convinced cannabis is the devil's weed. If we are forced to wait on lawmakers, we will all be dead and buried before it happens. Otherwise, it already would have. ForThePatients!

An inaccuracy in this article is that one would go to a pharmacy with a prescription. Nope -- one only needs any doctor to approve a pot card for "other conditions" (ie anything), then the person goes to a pot shop. Yes, that is exactly how they full on legalized in other states -- using the Trojan horse of "medical" to set up a pot shop system that depends on a huge number of young people with "pain" getting pot cards and getting access to high THC pot in pot shops. Pay attention, people -- Big Marijuana is here with all its propaganda and is using the same tactics Big Tobacco did to get millions addicted (and yes, high THC pot is very addicting).

More prohibitionist propaganda. Cannabis is less addictive than that cup of coffee and less harmful than many narcotics. As to the whole "trojan horse", if you are correct why so many medical states and so few legal states? You prohibitionists are pathetic.

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The information and comment provided by Esther Rachwal on why "medical marijuana" is a mistake, is both accurate and backed by American medical science, including the AMA, the American Pediatric Association, The American Psychiatric Association , and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. For those of you who are members of the Flat Earth Society, I suggest you read the marijuana position papers of these organizations. For more in depth reasons why smoking " POT" is not medicine, but just a way to have another commercial addictive drug, I suggest you read the information provided by SAM - Smart Approaches to Marijuana website. We professionals recognize that there are cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant that have medicinal value, and are used in medications such as Marinol, Sativex, and Epoidiolex, but wanton use of the plant in its RAW state - smoked or edibles - is not medicine, and can be dangerous in its effect on the brain, as well as the mental health of children and emotionally unstable individuals. There is ample proof of this based on valid Current research, as well as the data coming out of Colorado and Washington. If any of you are serious about wanting to help our society to provide medical help to those with true debilitating illnesses, you should educate yourself about the true benefits of how this plant can be a benefit to society in a manner that is both effective and safe. Remember that both Morphine and Heroin come from the same opium poppy. Or you can continue to accept the lies and manipulation being promoted by the special interests seeking to create another " Big Tobacco " moneymaker.

I take apx 10,000 RX pills a year, I have lupus and I get very sick from the RX pills for Lupus. I suffer ever day I have NO life at all. This is not the way to treat a "US Veteran". Medical Marijuana is less harmfull them all of the pain pills I have to take every day and I am still in pain. Medical Marijuana helps with Cronic Pain. I just wish that people can walk in my shoes and I bet you that they would want to use Medical Marijuana to have a life and not to die in Vain.

There is so much wrong with her comment and your supposed professional support as to impossible to seperate. Then you use prohibitionist propaganda as support arguments. I suggest you actually educate yourself.

Our Legislators already have passed a bill to legalize a need for medical marijuana, and they are now working on a patch to deliver precise dosages of therapeutic non-euphoric marijuana for those in need. So, why is this amendment necessary? Only 3% of marijuana users have terminal or life-threatening illnesses. Is this being used as a stepping stone to legalize marijuana as they did in Colorado? Yet Colorado's governor has since regretted allowing it and wishes he could overturn it. Besides increasing hundreds of homeless young people, they have hundreds stoned on marijuana. Is this what we want for Florida? Let's look at some of the tragic consequences of marijuana: Marijuana has been laced in cookies and brownies. Newborns battle this addiction from mothers hooked on it. The majority of DUI drug arrests involved teen drivers high on marijuana. Studies now link auto accidents to legalization of pot. Drug-related student suspensions/expulsions increased 32% from 2013. Hospitalizations related to marijuana have increased 82% since 2008. Parents hooked on marijuana neglect their children. Studies prove pot smoking alters the brain. Employees who test positive for this drug have 55% more industrial accidents & 85% more injuries than those who don't test positive. Marijuana is often the first addiction of youth, which later leads to heroin and cocaine addiction. Our Police now see a lot of heroin addiction. This proposed amendment is open to a lot of abuse and it will only help those growing and selling it to get rich. More importantly. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO OVERTURN AN AMENDMENT ONCE IT IS ADOPTED. Don't be duped into accepting it out of sympathy,

Esther - its obvious you've been watching Reefer Madness. Not one point you made is FACT. Please provide sources of your information. Bet you can't.

That's quite a load of hogwash regurgitated by Esther Rachwal in her screed above. Of course there''s no surprise there as the truth is rarely a welcome visitor in the home of a sycophant of prohibition. Here's proof that Ms. Rachwal has a reckless disregard for the truth.. Ms. Rachwal states that Colorado Governor Hickenlooper regrets the fact that the law was past. It was true immediately after the 2012 election. But his objection was because he didn't want to deal with being the first State. Mr.Hickenlooper no longer regrets the voter's approval of that law. ---------------------------------------------- September 9, 2015: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, founder of a beer brewery and a former mayor of Denver, opposed the historic 2012 measure that legalized pot for adults 21 and older. But in the interview published on Wednesday in Westword, he says legalization hasn’t been so bad, after all. /snip/ "If I’d had a magic wand the day after, I probably would have reversed the vote. Now I look at how far we’ve come, and I think there’s a real possibility that we’ll have a system that works… if you eliminate the black market, make it harder for kids to get marijuana. We can put more money into education for kids,” he says. “The sky isn’t falling. People thought it was the end of civilization as they know it. It wasn’t: The sky is mostly still up there with the stars and the clouds. /snip/ Twenty-one months after the roll out of recreational-marijuana stores in Colorado, the one thing Hickenlooper wants everyone in or out of Colorado to know about ending marijuana prohibition is: “Most people who were not smoking marijuana before it was legalized still don’t.” /snip/ http://www.westword.COM/news/the-stoner-asks-john-hickenlooper-about-pot-tax-holiday-and-cheetos-7108069 ----------------------------------------------

gtf out of here with your propaganda bullshit

Any need that replaces opioids, etc very deadly pain pills with a medicine that has never killed anyone is a very good one.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ As is any that replaces the by far most dangerous drug, alcohol.------------------------------------------------------------------------ Just why isn't this safest of all drugs not legal still? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Though fact is if you really need pot now they can't convict you for having it as Fla Supreme Court has said so 2x's. This amendment just makes it where you can't be arrested.

I take apx 10,000 RX pills a year, I have lupus and I get very sick from the RX pills for Lupus. I suffer ever day I have NO life at all. This is not the way to treat a "US Veteran". Medical Marijuana is less harmfull them all of the pain pills I have to take every day and I am still in pain. Medical Marijuana helps with Cronic Pain. I just wish that people can walk in my shoes and I bet you that they would want to use Medical Marijuana to have a life and not to die in Vain.

When a loved one is in pain, wasting away unable to eat, and needs this marvelous herb in order to increase their appetite, reduce the overwhelming pain, and live as as healthy and happily as they can with the time they have left, let's have the compassion to allow them to have it. Stop treating Medical Marijuana Patients like second rate citizens and common criminals by forcing them to the dangerous black market for their medicine. Risking incarceration to obtain the medicine you need is no way to be forced to live. Support Medical Marijuana Now! "[A] federal policy that prohibits physicians from alleviating suffering by prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane." — Dr. Jerome Kassirer, "Federal Foolishness and Marijuana," editorial, New England Journal of Medicine, January 30, 1997 "[The AAFP accepts the use of medical marijuana] under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications." — American Academy of Family Physicians, 1989, reaffirmed in 2001 "[We] recommend … allow[ing] [marijuana] prescription where medically appropriate." — National Association for Public Health Policy, November 15, 1998 "Therefore be it resolved that the American Nurses Association will: — Support the right of patients to have safe access to therapeutic marijuana/cannabis under appropriate prescriber supervision." — American Nurses Association, resolution, 2003 "The National Nurses Society on Addictions urges the federal government to remove marijuana from the Schedule I category immediately, and make it available for physicians to prescribe. NNSA urges the American Nurses' Association and other health care professional organizations to support patient access to this medicine." — National Nurses Society on Addictions, May 1, 1995 "[M]arijuana has an extremely wide acute margin of safety for use under medical supervision and cannot cause lethal reactions … [G]reater harm is caused by the legal consequences of its prohibition than possible risks of medicinal use." — American Public Health Association, Resolution #9513, "Access to Therapeutic Marijuana/Cannabis," 1995 "When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana/cannabis can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of our patients … We support state and federal legislation not only to remove criminal penalties associated with medical marijuana, but further to exclude marijuana/cannabis from classification as a Schedule I drug." — American Academy of HIV Medicine, letter to New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, November 11, 2003

Nobody can deny the Medical effectiveness of Medical Marijuana. Below is a small sampling of the Professional Medical Organizations Worldwide that attest to Medical Marijuana's effectiveness and Support Legal Access to and Use of Medical Marijuana. Along with over twenty U.S states that have already legalized medical marijuana. Are they ALL wrong? International and National Organizations AIDS Action Council AIDS Treatment News American Academy of Family Physicians American Medical Student Association American Nurses Association American Preventive Medical Association American Public Health Association American Society of Addiction Medicine Arthritis Research Campaign (United Kingdom) Australian Medical Association (New South Wales) Limited Australian National Task Force on Cannabis Belgian Ministry of Health British House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology British House of Lords Select Committee On Science and Technology (Second Report) British Medical Association Canadian AIDS Society Canadian Special Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs Dr. Dean Edell (surgeon and nationally syndicated radio host) French Ministry of Health Health Canada Kaiser Permanente Lymphoma Foundation of America The Montel Williams MS Foundation Multiple Sclerosis Society (Canada) The Multiple Sclerosis Society (United Kingdom) National Academy of Sciences Institute Of Medicine (IOM) National Association for Public Health Policy National Nurses Society on Addictions Netherlands Ministry of Health New England Journal of Medicine New South Wales (Australia) Parliamentary Working Party on the Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes Dr. Andrew Weil (nationally recognized professor of internal medicine and founder of the National Integrative Medicine Council) State and Local Organizations Alaska Nurses Association Being Alive: People With HIV/AIDS Action Committee (San Diego, CA) California Academy of Family Physicians California Nurses Association California Pharmacists Association Colorado Nurses Association Connecticut Nurses Association Florida Governor's Red Ribbon Panel on AIDS Florida Medical Association Hawaii Nurses Association Illinois Nurses Association Life Extension Foundation Medical Society of the State of New York Mississippi Nurses Association New Jersey State Nurses Association New Mexico Medical Society New Mexico Nurses Association New York County Medical Society New York State Nurses Association North Carolina Nurses Association Rhode Island Medical Society Rhode Island State Nurses Association San Francisco Mayor's Summit on AIDS and HIV San Francisco Medical Society Vermont Medical Marijuana Study Committee Virginia Nurses Association Whitman-Walker Clinic (Washington, DC) Wisconsin Nurses Association Additional AIDS Organizations The following organizations are signatories to a February 17, 1999 letter to the US Department of Health petitioning the federal government to "make marijuana legally available … to people living with AIDS." AIDS Action Council AIDS Foundation of Chicago AIDS National Interfaith Network (Washington, DC) AIDS Project Arizona AIDS Project Los Angeles Being Alive: People with HIV/AIDS Action Committee (San Diego, CA) Boulder County AIDS Project (Boulder, CO) Colorado AIDS Project Center for AIDS Services (Oakland, CA) Health Force: Women and Men Against AIDS (New York, NY) Latino Commission on AIDS Mobilization Against AIDS (San Francisco, CA) Mothers Voices to End AIDS (New York, NY) National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Association National Native American AIDS Prevention Center Northwest AIDS Foundation People of Color Against AIDS Network (Seattle, WA) San Francisco AIDS Foundation Whitman-Walker Clinic (Washington, DC) Other Health Organizations The following organizations are signatories to a June 2001 letter to the US Department of Health petitioning the federal government to "allow people suffering from serious illnesses … to apply to the federal government for special permission to use marijuana to treat their symptoms." Addiction Treatment Alternatives AIDS Treatment Initiatives (Atlanta, GA) American Public Health Association American Preventive Medical Association Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights (San Francisco, CA) California Legislative Council for Older Americans California Nurses Association California Pharmacists Association Embrace Life (Santa Cruz, CA) Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Hawaii Nurses Association Hepatitis C Action and Advisory Coalition Life Extension Foundation Maine AIDS Alliance Minnesota Nurses Association Mississippi Nurses Association National Association of People with AIDS National Association for Public Health Policy National Women's Health Network Nebraska AIDS Project New Mexico Nurses Association New York City AIDS Housing Network New York State Nurses Association Ohio Patient Network Okaloosa AIDS Support and Information Services (Fort Walton, FL) Physicians for Social Responsibility - Oregon San Francisco AIDS Foundation Virginia Nurses Association Wisconsin Nurses Association Health Organizations Supporting Medical Marijuana Research International and National Organizations American Cancer Society American Medical Association British Medical Journal California Medical Association California Society on Addiction Medicine Congress of Nursing Practice Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Jamaican National Commission on Ganja National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workshop on the Medical Utility of Marijuana Texas Medical Association Vermont Medical Society Wisconsin State Medical Society

There is absolutely no denying that the vast majority of Americans support providing full, safe, legal access to Medical Marijauana Nationwide. Pennsylvania: Franklin & Marshall College A record number of Pennsylvania voters, 84 percent, favor legalizing medical marijuana for adults if a doctor recommends it. Harris Poll Eighty-one percent of respondents, including super-majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, expressed support for legalizing marijuana for medical treatment. Virginia: Quinnipiac University Poll Fifty-four percent of voters support "allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use." Nearly nine out of ten Virginians support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania: Quinnipiac University Poll Voters in three critical swing states support legalization and super-majorities in all three states endorse allowing doctors to recommend cannabis therapy. Pennsylvania: Robert Morris University The survey showed 67.5 percent of Pennsylvanians are in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. Iowa: Des Moines Register Poll Seventy percent of Iowa adults say they favor legalizing marijuana for medical uses. North Carolina: Public Policy Polling Nearly seven out of ten North Carolinians support a doctor's right to prescribe marijuana to patients in need. Third Way Fifty percent support legalizing recreational marijuana for use by adults; 78% are in favor of allowing individuals to use marijuana for medical purposes if a doctor recommends it. Florida: Gravis Marketing Poll More than 60 percent of Florida voters say that they support Amendment 2, a proposed constitutional amendment to permit cannabis therapy to qualified patients. Florida: Quinnipiac University Poll Fifty-five percent of voters support allowing adults in Florida to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Connecticut: Quinnipiac University Poll Nine out of ten Connecticut voters support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and a majority support allowing adults to possess the plant for any purpose. Minnesota: KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll Sixty-eight percent of Minnesotans believe marijuana should be legal for medical purposes. WebMD Survey of Doctors A majority of doctors say that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally and that it can deliver real benefits to patients. Virginia: Quinnipiac University Virginia Voters Back Medical Marijuana with 84% support. Iowa: Quinnipiac University Poll Iowans overwhelmingly support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical use. Maryland: Goucher Poll Ninety percent of Marylanders support the use of marijuana for medical purposes, if prescribed by a doctor. Pennsylvania: Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics Poll A strong majority (85%) of Pennsylvania voters say that patients should be allowed to use marijuana when prescribed by a doctor. Ohio: Quinnipiac University Poll Eighty-seven percent of Ohio voters support the use of medical marijuana. New York: Quinnipiac University Poll Voters in New York support the legalization of marijuana for both medical (88%) and personal (57%) use. North Carolina: Public Policy Polling A recent Public Policy Polling survey found 63 percent of North Carolina voters believe doctors should have the right to prescribe marijuana for medical use. Florida: Quinnipiac University Poll Eighty-two percent of Florida voters support the medicinal use of marijuana. Oklahoma: SoonerPoll Seventy-one percent support allowing seriously ill patients to possess marijuana for medical purposes with a physician's recommendation. Fox News Poll Eighty-five percent of voters favor medical marijuana.

@Dean; Always will be someone looking to pee upon the rose garden!

Yea... So. That doesn't mean you don't grow rose garden. Just means you do your best to keep them from doing so. The Amendment is not the end all, it is a floor, not a ceiling and lawmakers will hve many options when doing the legislative work to make the final rules. From a selfgrow option and what restrictions there will be on it, to what requirement Doctors who recommend and Patients who recieve have to fufill. For instance, a requirement a Patient have a standing relationship of XX time and required visits to renew and retain the referral. That would keep the majority of pill mill Docs out. Yea a few will fill the void where regular PCPs refuse to recommend. And there will be some. But is that a valid reason to deny a Patient? Shouldn't they have an option to seek a Doctor who will consider and recommend if fairly done? My PCP would recommend for me as I have been in long-term pain mangement. But if he refused, I should have a right to another opinion, just as I would with my narcotics.

It is real Medical Cannabis reform. When passed, it will save lives. Unlike the faux medical cannabis law for Charlottes Web, for which not a single Patient has been helped, not 1 dose delivered. Unlike the "Right to Try" bill being considered, which will only allow those with a year or less to live to use high THC Cannabis. This will take the issue away from republican lawmakers and put the decision where it belongs, between a Doctor and Patient. It actually does what republicans said they wanted in the run-up to obamacare. It takes goverment out of the exam room, from between the Doctor and Patient. It makes the course of treatment up to Doctors, not politicians. This will allow Patients to live better and longer and will lower the rates of opiate overdose in Florida. ForThePatients!

" and for other conditions which a physician feels using medical marijuana would outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. ....... That means the average Joe wouldn’t be able to go into a pharmacy and get a prescription unless it was approved by their doctor...... And that's exactly what will put the out-of-work Pill Mill Quacks back into Business...

I'm not sure what you really mean? No average Joe can walk into a Pharmacy and get a script for anything now. As to the pill mill Docs? Unless the majority of legit Doctors refuse to recommend medical cannabis there will be little need, nd that concern is easily addressed by legislators, the same way they did pill mills. BTW, most of those Docs have already left. I think you are just trying to find something, anything, to deny legal medical cannabis.

How about an "average Joe" posing as a "care giver"? I think there should be something attached to this proposed amendment, which says that if this leads to Pot Shops cropping up, and increased use of recreational marijuana (as we all feared it would), that it should be null and void. I support medical marijuana, but you and I both know that it is the stepping stone to recreational marijuana, and that is exactly why so many young people support it. The majority of these kids are looking to get high, and couldn't care less about whether or not this helps a terminally ill patient. Let's not get into the "what about alcohol" routine. Yes, alcohol is horrible both for the drinker and the victims resulting from the alcohol drinker. But I do not want to see one more mind/mood changer on the street. We saw the video of the attny who is promoting this amendment, standing in a bar attempting to influence people to support it... the man appeared to be stoned out of his mind, and if he wasn't he seems to be mentally incompetent (perhaps I'm wroI assumed this to be John Morgan).

How about an "average Joe" posing as a "care giver"? I think there should be something attached to this proposed amendment, which says that if this leads to Pot Shops cropping up, and increased use of recreational marijuana (as we all feared it would), that it should be null and void. I support medical marijuana, but you and I both know that it is the stepping stone to recreational marijuana, and that is exactly why so many young people support it. The majority of these kids are looking to get high, and couldn't care less about whether or not this helps a terminally ill patient. Let's not get into the "what about alcohol" routine. Yes, alcohol is horrible both for the drinker and the victims resulting from the alcohol drinker. But I do not want to see one more mind/mood changer on the street. We saw the video of the attny who is promoting this amendment, standing in a bar attempting to influence people to support it... the man appeared to be stoned out of his mind, and if he wasn't he seems to be mentally incompetent (perhaps I'm wroI assumed this to be John Morgan).

How about an "average Joe" posing as a "care giver"? I think there should be something attached to this proposed amendment, which says that if this leads to Pot Shops cropping up, and increased use of recreational marijuana (as we all feared it would), that it should be null and void. I support medical marijuana, but you and I both know that it is the stepping stone to recreational marijuana, and that is exactly why so many young people support it. The majority of these kids are looking to get high, and couldn't care less about whether or not this helps a terminally ill patient. Let's not get into the "what about alcohol" routine. Yes, alcohol is horrible both for the drinker and the victims resulting from the alcohol drinker. But I do not want to see one more mind/mood changer on the street. We saw the video of the attny who is promoting this amendment, standing in a bar attempting to influence people to support it... the man appeared to be stoned out of his mind, and if he wasn't he seems to be mentally incompetent (perhaps I'm wroI assumed this to be John Morgan).

Don't know why my comment posted 3 times. It actually froze on my computer appearing that it would not post at all.

You're for it and against it? Seriously conflicted? Just a bit confused? Or just trolling?

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