Re: Drugs & Alcohol
Ick McWang wrote:chisox100 wrote:
Illinois is probably still 5-10 years away from legalizing. Im banking on a more liberal state like Minnesota or Wisconsin legalizing it sooner so I only having to make the occasional field trip to a legal dispensary rather than deal with the black market.
Hey, if Florida can legalize it, overwhelmingly I might add (over 70%), then just about any state can
Florida legalized? Or just medical? We've had medical for like two years. Its pretty strict though so I cant claim my back hurts or i have migraines and get edibles.
Just medical for now, although the language, in my eyes, can be ambiguous on what the definition of a "debilitating illness can be outside of these that are specifically mentioned
The legal language of Amendment 2 was written to explicitly allow medical marijuana to be provided as a treatment for patients with the following specific diseases:
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Amendment 2 was also designed to allow licensed physicians to certify patients for medical marijuana use after diagnosing them with some "other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated."
Current status of Florida medical marijuana
The Florida government enacted the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 and it became effective on January 1, 2015. The program allowed for access to non-smoked, low-THC marijuana for qualified patients.
So we had the non-smoked, low thc medical pills for people with like 3 months to live or whatever for a couple years now. Now it will be full blown smoked marijuana, but it wont be as easy to get a card as in some states.
Reading between the lines, our Republican dominated State Senate is not too happy about having to do this, but that's why we had to make it an amendment. They would never have done it otherwise. It sounds to me like they are going to write the language to make it as ass-backward as they can
Like a chicken without a head.
Running frantically amuck
Taking but not giving a fuck."