Implement Florida Amendment 2 Quickly & Without Interference
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On November 8, 2016, Florida voters - by overwhelming majority - approved the “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions" ballot measure by 71.3%. 7 in 10 Florida voters cast their ballots in favor of expanding the states' legitimized medical marijuana program.
The state its self recognized, with the passage of Senate Bill 1030 (Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014) on May 1, 2014, the legitimacy of marijuana in the use of medicinal purposes.
We, the undersigned, agree and demand the Florida legislature must follow the spirit and will of the Amendment as passed in a timely manner, to end confusion and speculation for patients, physicians, providers, cultivators, and dispensaries. We wish the legislature to understand the intent behind this ballot measure isn't to allow for the abuse of marijuana, rather the ability of qualified physicians to determine and recommend medical marijuana to patients suffering from chronic illness.
We demand the legislature work quickly to regulate and enact the Constitutional amendment to its full extent and as originally intended.
Furthermore, we demand the following:
- That the state legislature recognize the ability of physicians within Florida whom have an active and unrestricted medical license to act within their clinical roles to make qualified determinations of patients' needs and treatments involving medical marijuana.
- In given the years of training, research, and practice these licensed physicians possess, the state allow physicians to write recommendations for dosage amounts and potency at their professional discretion, not by state mandated guidelines.
- The 90 day patient establishment rule be completely abolished for patients suffering from terminal illnesses.
- That a patient licensing program be instituted within the Office of Compassionate Use quickly.
- The medication as recommended by the patients' physician be available and accessible. To achieve this, we demand the legislature streamline the MMTC licensing process, allow initial out of state import of medication, keep tax rates reasonably low, and allow for a variety of derivative products to be produced - most importantly the flower and plant vegetation as it is typically the most cost effective for patients.
- The legislature work thoroughly and quickly to implement the expansion of this program so the many Floridians suffering from chronic, debilitating, and terminal illnesses can receive their medication in a timely manner.
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