Tallahassee, FL – A marijuana cannon may soon be unnecessary to get illegal drugs into Florida. A new Florida bill seeks to legalize medical marijuana for those suffering from debilitating medical conditions.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, efforts to legalize marijuana, or cannabis, for medical purposes has been picking up steam in recent years. Washington State and Colorado saw marijuana bills be passed by state legislatures. Celebrities like Justin Bieber have blatantly broken the law by smoking blunts. But the drug dealers are still sneaking it the hard way, using a marijuana cannon to shoot cannabis over the Mexican border.
According to WTSP News, on Wednesday, Florida State Senator Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth introduced State Bill 1250 in Tallahassee entitled “The Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act,” that would allow Floridians with debilitating medical conditions to legally obtain and use marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Medical patients, or their officially designated caregivers, would be allowed to privately possess up to four ounces of marijuana and grow up to eight marijuana plants.
According to News-Press.com, Senator Clemens believes that a Florida medical marijuana bill is long overdue:
“It seems nonsensical to me that we are allowing people to suffer because of outdated laws. It was a compassion issue more than anything else.”
According to the Miami Herald, a recent poll conducted by Hamilton Campaigns on behalf of People United for Medical Marijuana shows that 70 percent of Florida voters support a plan to mend the state constitution to allow the medical use of marijuana. The Florida fight over marijuana may even be used as a catalyst for Democrats to overturn Florida Governor Rick Scott:
“The proposal to allow the medical use of marijuana could provide a message contrast in the Governor’s race, heightening its effectiveness as a turnout mechanism.”
Do you think Florida efforts to legalize medical marijuana are good enough, or do you think that legal marijuana should be available for more than just those suffering from debilitating medical conditions?