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Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Florida
Although the 2014 measure and the 2016 measure were both designed to legalize medical marijuana, there were some differences between the two proposals. The 2016 measure clarified requirements for parental consent for the use of medical marijuana by minors and also further defined what is meant by "debilitating" illnesses that would qualify for marijuana as a treatment option. The 2016 measure also addressed concerns regarding caregivers by making it clear that doctors would not be immune from malpractice claims for negligent prescribing of marijuana and by limiting how many patients a caregiver can treat with marijuana.
North Carolina inches closer to legalization of medicinal marijuana
There are Floridians suffering a litany of health issues who could be helped by medical marijuana. My concerns about the abuse and misuse of marijuana is not substantial enough to look them in the eyes and say, 'Sorry. Your pain just doesn’t matter. Seek help elsewhere. Florida doesn’t care.' When you fill out your ballot — whether voting for the person who will lead our nation for at least the next four years, or voting to allow medical marijuana in our state — cast your vote based on the best facts available. Don’t get sucked in by the rhetoric of fear, whatever good intentions might accompany it.