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  • commented 2017-04-24 15:17:36 -0400
    I just wanted to pass on a little feedback. Today, in response to your email in reference to HB1397, I emailed my representative, Frank White. I sent out my email at about 930am. I received an actual response about 3 hours later, not an auto-generated reply to say that thanks for the email. It was a positive response. Mr. White said that he is currently studying the issue and learning more about it. He also stated that the people spoke in 2016 and that he would oppose anything that’s not consistent with the voters’ intent. While that can be taken any number of ways, I am hoping for the best. I certainly did not expect a response this fast and truly appreciated it. Maybe this feedback will encourage others to speak out knowing that their representatives, Mr. White at least, are actually listening.


    B. Beck
  • commented 2017-04-13 22:58:10 -0400
    I await your provision of goals for Tallahassee committee meeting. I’ll make a point of coming if I can be of assistance in this matter.
  • commented 2017-04-12 12:46:01 -0400
    Hi, we are asked to contact our legislators- what specifically other than ‘implement amendment 2’ are we to say- since there are several bills, thanks, jim funk
  • commented 2017-04-05 16:50:43 -0400
    We are The People’s White House located in Daytona Beach. We are planing a nationwide event and activities for 4/20 with the purpose of pushing for immediate Federal legalization. We are intent on creating something on the level of the ALS ice water challenge. We were hoping for your support. Please also think of us as a team player should you need our help in Daytona Beach.
  • commented 2017-04-03 10:39:06 -0400
    Last year it took me 50+ days to get an appt with Dr, then I had 90 day wait time, then Dr approved CBD, then I had to apply and now they say there is a 14 day processing time for payment. Rx is only for 45 days per FL law. By the time I am able to buy meds my Rx will expire. The Office of Compassionate use is not taking phone calls or returning messages.

    Once Amendment 2 is implemented the office will not be able to handle any applications, they are failing under the old system now.

    Looks like I am not the only person unable to get CBD under current system.

    If it continues this way we should just legalize recreational pot so that the persons needing medicine can get what their Dr prescribed instead of waiting months on end.

    There is no justification for the 90 day wait, the 14 day wait to process a payment or the time it takes the mail to get to the OCU. Once your Dr has prescribed it you should be able to get it while the State does their paperwork.

    I am on the OCU list of qualified patients but still cant get meds until the State finishes up the paperwork.
  • commented 2017-04-02 12:14:16 -0400
    How does the legislature plan on serving the public’s needs by using a vertical market? The market needs to be horizontal. Even if designated by population, please look at what other states have promulgated as to the size of the constituency versus the number of dispensaries. Growers should grow it and sellers should sell it and in the middle there should be a delivery service for those individuals that are home bound or non-ambulatory in any way. These patients in many cases do not have transportation to get to a location miles and miles away from where they live and the only solution is to have a bone-fide delivery service that operates within the law and the rules as the legislature sees fit. But to not have these types of services available to the public is a disgrace for any legislator.
  • commented 2017-04-02 12:14:16 -0400
    How does the legislature plan on serving the public’s needs by using a vertical market? The market needs to be horizontal. Even if designated by population, please look at what other states have promulgated as to the size of the constituency versus the number of dispensaries. Growers should grow it and sellers should sell it and in the middle there should be a delivery service for those individuals that are home bound or non-ambulatory in any way. These patients in many cases do not have transportation to get to a location miles and miles away from where they live and the only solution is to have a bone-fide delivery service that operates within the law and the rules as the legislature sees fit. But to not have these types of services available to the public is a disgrace for any legislator.
  • commented 2017-03-31 23:46:49 -0400
    I do not understand why if this Law was passed, why is it that more money is needed to continue the battle of Admendment 2? If the Law was passed, the Politicians are required to make sure everything is set up and implemented!! They already had the Growers approved and the Growers have spent millions implementing their Growing Operation for Medical Marijuana per the FL State Laws and Requirements. Everything is set up & ready to go, The Dispensaries are ready to open, ( which they also spent a lot of money to prepare their facilities per the State Laws), and where are our State Law Makers & Politicians?? We know Pam Bondi was Never for this and does not care what happens with this, as any moron knows her real sites are for her term to end as being on Mr. Trump’s Team is more important!! Many FL Citizens whom are very ill with serious conditions, whether it be Seizures, All Cancers, Parkinsons, Serious Eye Problems, PTSD, MS, Fibromyalgia, and any other Nerve Diseases, Severe Spasms, and the list goes on and on!!! What Truly Is The Problem?? They see all the other States that have SUCCESSFULLY implemented their Laws for Medical Marijuana, and I do not understand why they cannot follow up on each State’s Laws, Read Them All, Take What You Like From Them, and then add what you would like to see for FL!!! It Is All Just Bullshit, To Keep Stalling!!
  • commented 2017-03-31 11:47:32 -0400
    I am wondering why the state is holding up processing my check for my ID card. My doctor had a plan with me to help me come off of narcotic pain medicine (as my choice) which includes spinal injections, massage, new medicines, including medical marijuana. I don’t know what to do and their failure to simply cash my check is really literally hurting me. My husband sent in another check with priority mail tracking yesterday but I was hoping you knew what the hold up is. It is not right
  • commented 2017-03-30 09:24:50 -0400
    please sue state of florida the people have spoken the state broke the law send ricky scott too jail and all his cronies with him
  • commented 2017-02-21 09:54:24 -0500
  • commented 2017-02-13 10:56:33 -0500
    I received the information on the “Last Chance to save Amendment 2” this weekend. After reading the info, I discoverd that all the meetings took plae before I even received your notice.


    Thank you for the timely notice.
  • commented 2017-02-11 00:17:06 -0500
    Hello, I am Bruce Narkiewicz, I am 62 yrs. old and a Disabled Vietnam Veteran. I joined the Navy at age 18 in 1973. I was assigned to an aircraft carrier as a jet mechanic. I was injured when after we filled the jet canopy with over 3000 lbs of air pressure, the partner I was working with, accidentally hit a wrong button while I was standing on top of the pilot’s sit cleaning the inside of the canopy, the canopy slammed down on top of my upper back and neck and pinned all my fingers inside. The Ship’s surgeon told me I should have been killed by the weight of the canopy and by how fast it had come down on top of me, but I had been a weight lifter, body builder, football player and wrestler all through high school, so I was very fit. I was given a Medical Discharge in 1975. I was able to work in the Miami, FL area for over 30 years as a specialist in the cultivating and growing of orchids and other tropical plants. By the year 2005, I could barely get out of bed each morning as the pain was becoming unbearable, and I was laid off of my job. In early 2007 I was finally accepted by both the Navy and the Federal Government to be Disabled. For over those past 30 years, I have been on different medications for chronic pain, anxiety, hyper tension, nerve damage, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia and PTSD. I hate taking these medications and especially the side affects you get from them! For years, on and off, I have tried marijuana, and have noticed when I take a few small pipe fulls a day, I do not need to take as many of my pain or anxiety medications, nor do I have the side or residual affects! It is ridiculous that the State of FL is not listening at all to the wants of their citizens!!! How can you deny people with serious health conditions a natural plant that, at this time does not show to harm the person, but has been proven time and time again to help with these conditions and tell them instead they must take their FDA approved chemical medicines that time and time again have shown to be very harmful and even DEADLY to the patients!!!! This is the reason why so many people are moving out of FL, having to leave their jobs, loved ones, or sometimes moving their whole families to States that offer Medical Marijuana!!! I and many more FL residents like me can only pray that the FL Politicians will change and educate their ignorant minds to see how the other States and many other Countries can see how useful Marijuana is not only medically but for many other reasons, that would give a lot of job opportunities for our State and Country!!!
  • commented 2017-02-10 14:56:55 -0500
    Finally got an appointment for my Doctor’s recommendation coming at the end of this month. My concern now is that I pay a bunch of money for 3 months then they decide what is best for me. Dr’s have been deciding what is best for years in terms of opiates and psych meds. We all see how that worked out…
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  • commented 2017-02-10 14:38:17 -0500
    Please help me understand these ridiculous, what I would call unjust. I am a patient I have suffered from seven surgeriesi seven surgeries in three years, so for the past three years now I passed away, the doctors brought me back to life, suffered an ABI, (acquired brain injury).

    When I woke up from a coma I had a drop foot, which in most cases it’s unreversible

    Now that I have talked in depth with my doctors it seems like this recovery is a lifetime, of recovery. I’m suffer from Xtreme ptsd. Can’t sleep for sometimes 3 to 4 days in a row. I have no Quality of life, 90 days is Absurd, and humane. I sometimes find myself saying if you only knew what I was going through. But the reality of it is is that I do not want you to know what I’m going through, because what I’m going through is extremely difficult extremely painful, not just for me for for my entire family. Not to mention $100.00 per gram. Were is all the humanitarians that are willing to stop our life that is not worth, living to an amazing quality-of-life. I live in Miami Beach and I haven’t been to the beach in over seven years. Just thinking of that makes me want to cry I cannot walk in the sand because I’m a drop foot and I cannot be around a lot of people because of my PTSD I lash out. Right Nassie is very difficult to me but I really don’t not know what is going on in the state regarding our right to medical cannabis.


    Thank you. For your time. And all that you’ve been doing to help this cause.

    Please feel free to contact me

    @305-213-1131

    Lucas r. Moya
  • commented 2017-02-10 13:19:10 -0500
    Why isn’t there any progress in Implementing Amendment 2? There’s already an infrastructure in place from the Charlotte’s Web legislation. And that took YEARS. How long will this take now? Other states get up and running within 60 days. I didn’t expect that in Florida. But you guys haven’t even published plans. Is it necessary to go to court to get this moving? Please reply. Thank you.
  • commented 2017-02-10 13:16:14 -0500
    Why isn’t there any progress in Implementing Amendment 2? There’s already an infrastructure in place from the Charlotte’s Web legislation. And that took YEARS. How long will this take now? Other states get up and running within 60 days. I didn’t expect that in Florida. But you guys haven’t even published plans. Is it necessary to go to court to get this moving? Please reply. Thank you.
  • commented 2017-02-10 12:39:07 -0500
    What can a valid medical patient,whom has already been approved as Medical,and was out donating his own time getting signatures to put UFC constitutional amendment on the ballot,Truly add to the FFC organization? Florida voters need to wake up the politians making a mockery of Our Constitutional Amendment!
  • commented 2017-02-08 15:31:52 -0500
    Where can I see the video of the public forum meeting from yesterday in Ft Laud? And the public comments sent in? Can you send me a link?
  • commented 2017-02-04 10:09:43 -0500
    I disagree. First, this continues to be federally illegal, and before we wind up like CA (with little pot stores all over and doctors writing phony prescriptions) the state needs to be careful. Most big supporters (Morgan and Morgan comes to mind) already have investments in the pot products, and they may not care about people’s health. The state needs to be cautious.
  • commented 2017-02-03 12:27:30 -0500
    I have been smoking Marijuana for the past 12 years, first for recreation and presently smoking marijuana for my PTSD, psoriatic arthritis and muscle spams. I didn’t realize by smoking it was helping me coop with my everyday systems. I smoke marijuana everyday and have never felt better as far as my depression and muscle spams and PTSD. My problem is I don’t wake up until 10:00 sometimes later because of my auto immune disease. I won’t mind going to Orlando but I don’t work and don’t have the funds to get me there. Dianne Lorg
  • commented 2017-02-03 07:54:40 -0500
    Morning Ben. Anyone from Ft Myers area attending event on Wednesday? Love to catch a ride and testify about my Cancer experience.

    email me @ swfloridanorml@gmail.com

    http://www.fox4now.com/news/pine-island-man-marijuana-helped-cure-my-cancer
  • commented 2017-02-02 17:50:31 -0500
    Can someone provide me with a link to the amendment 2 full text.
  • commented 2017-02-02 15:47:51 -0500
    I tried the Medical Marijuana that was signed into law in 2014 & became available to the public in Jan. 2016. The doctor I saw prescribed it 3 times and all 3 times he made errors. I am all for Medical Marijuana whether it works for me or not. I am just afraid that doctors like the one I went to will shed a bad light on the program. He advertised in the paper & the local news did a story on him that I found misleading. He claims to have 75 patients on it. If so, why did he make 3 mistakes on my scripts for it? Also, I don’t think the dispensaries are giving out enough information to the doctors or keeping enough product available. I had a very negative experience plus the cost is just way too much. Just wanted you to know from someone who has tried it. Mimi1007@comcast.net Sandy Lee
  • commented 2017-02-01 14:29:09 -0500
    Is there a schedule for legislation, that may use to attend and inform those legislators.RE: MMTC
  • commented 2017-01-10 09:40:05 -0500
    I see that Amendment 2 only addresses oral or smoked CBD but there is no provision for topically applied CBD. We only provide topically applied that has been successful in treating pain from stroke, MS, Parkinsons, migraines, arthritis and more.

    WHO CAN WE SPEAK TO GET GET CLAIRIFICATION?
  • commented 2016-11-16 08:36:19 -0500
    Please insist that all Cannabis dispenseries make topical CBD salve available to all patients.

    A topical medication is preferred; less drug drug interaction, avoiding the strong affects associated with inhalation and ingestion.
  • commented 2016-06-16 08:13:23 -0400
    I just read an article in the Pensacola News Journal by Pamela Goodman. We can’t legislate morality, or keep drugs off the street. Passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of Muslims who want to kill gays is also impossible. Let us keep the Imans from teaching hate. Let us keep more Muslims out of this country, they hate us and our culture.
  • commented 2014-10-14 16:56:22 -0400
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    Contacts:


    Matthew Christ Dustin Mauser

    850-585-5047 407-668-9868

    mchrist@floridalawreview.com dmauser@floridalawreview.com


    National experts discuss legalization consequences ahead of Florida’s medical marijuana vote


    Date: October 24, 2014


    Time: 10:00 a.m.


    Place: Phillips Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida


    Event Title: Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts


    Cost: Free and open to the public


    Event Description: The Florida Law Review will bring together six of the nation’s leading experts on marijuana law, medicinal marijuana, law enforcement, and public policy to discuss the multiple dimensions of marijuana legalization. Specifically, we expect to cover Florida’s Amendment 2, medicinal marijuana and addiction, recreational marijuana use, criminalization and law enforcement, and the effects of legalization on youth.


    The moderated panel discussion will last around 90 minutes. This event is timely and highly relevant to Floridians as it will occur about 10 days prior to the midterm election where Florida voters will vote on a constitutional amendment to permit marijuana use for medicinal purposes.


    Our confirmed panelists include:


    • David Blake, the Deputy Attorney General of Colorado and one of the principal architects of Colorado’s marijuana regulations after his state legalized the drug for recreational purposes


    • Dr. Carl Hart, psychology professor at Columbia University and director of Residential Studies and Methamphetamine Research Laboratories at the New York State Psychiatric Institute


    • Dr. Beau Kilmer, director of drug policy research at the RAND Corporation


    • Dr. Bertha Madras, professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School and served as a deputy director in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in the George W. Bush Administration


    • Robert Mikos, constitutional and drug law professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law


    • Dr. Scott Teitelbaum, vice chair of University of Florida’s College of Medicine’s Psychiatry Department and director of Florida’s premier addiction center, the Florida Recovery Center


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    http://www.law.ufl.edu/news/2014/08/27/national-experts-discuss-legalization-consequences-ahead-of-florida-medical-

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