Editor's note: florida's right to medical marijuana legalization initiative, also known as amendment 2, seeks to legalize medical marijuana use for people with debilitating diseases, expanding on the state's current compassionate medical cannabis act of 2014. Florida's amendment 2 calls for legalizing medical marijuana for patients with debilitating diseases that range from hiv/aids, epilepsy however, medical marijuana was never fully illegal in the state, since republican gov rick scott signed a medical marijuana bill. The florida medical marijuana legalization initiative, also known as amendment 2, was approved by voters in the tuesday, november 8, 2016, general election in the state of florida. Florida voters have approved a state constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, which will broaden access to pot beyond the limited therapeutic uses approved by the legislature two years ago currently, the law allows non-smoked, low-thc pot for patients with cancer or ailments that.
Medical cannabis (marijuana) in florida is defined as any part of the plant genus cannabis (including seeds, the resin from seeds or the state of florida has dozens of operating medical marijuana dispensaries, as well as locations in most major urban areas. On november 4, florida voters will have the opportunity to vote on an amendment to their state constitution, amendment 2, to establish a medical marijuana program in that state this vote is especially important as it would be the first southern. Amendment 2 passed in florida 71% of voters said yes to medical marijuana ◂ the abc action news app brings you the latest trusted news and information. Medical marijuana legalization measure returns to ballot this year (photo: getty images) florida voters on tuesday overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing seriously ill patients the right to medical marijuana, a victory for decriminalization supporters who narrowly lost a.
Jodi james, executive director of the florida cannabis action network, discusses the passage of amendment 2 during the brevard democrats' election day watch party at pc keats in downtown melbourne video by rick neale posted nov 9, 2016. The florida right to medical marijuana initiative, amendment 2 was on the november 4, 2014 ballot in the state of florida as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated the measure would have legalized medical marijuana. Florida approves medicinal marijuana amendment florida voters have approved the amendment which legalizes the use of marijuana for specific medical purposes. Under amendment 2, marijuana will be considered a legal treatment for patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, hiv, aids, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) brian johnson (not real name), 34, a south florida musician and type 1 diabetic, has a prescription for medical marijuana.
Marijuana growers and dispensaries, like south florida's modern health concepts, have also heard from a growing number of patients newly covered the notion that medical marijuana [amendment] becomes effective is a little anticlimactic, said ben pollara, executive chairman of advocacy group. Florida medical marijuana laws and qualifications for doctors & patients get started today customized dosing & treatment management plans state issued medical marijuana id card assistance get your through the entire process guaranteed. Without wasting your precious time check your medical marijuana eligibility offered by marijuana doctors florida according to florida's amendment 2, an expanded list of diagnosable conditions may be eligible for a medical marijuana recommendation, including. The amendment, which allows the use of medical marijuana prescribed by a doctor, comes after a similar question was defeated in 2014 the new amendment contained more specifics about who would qualify for medical marijuana with it's passage, amendment 2 will also permit caregivers to. Last november, florida voters passed amendment 2, a measure to expand access to medical marijuana because amendment 2 also empowered legislators to create a regulatory system for marijuana — which would apart from the continued resistance to smoking, marijuana advocates.
Who qualifies for medicinal marijuana in florida as per the legislation of florida's medical marijuana legalization initiative, amendment 2 find a certified medical marijuana physician in florida all patients will be required to register with the department of health, details will be provided. Green relief is your florida medical marijuana doctor solution our medical marijuana orlando and medical marijuana kissimmee offices are staffed by the state's premier medical marijuana doctors, ready to help you get the relief you deserve. Medical marijuana has many uses, according to supporters of florida's amendment 2, but getting high is not one of them medical-grade marijuana alone will not get that patient 'high,' no matter what level of thc, cbd or any other compound is found in the. Do you like smoking weed i do at the moment, though, as you may know if you've ever been pulled over and swallowed a roach or hidden a sack in your sock, marijuana is a schedule i drug, meaning the dea lists it in the top tier of dangerous drugs.
That first medical marijuana amendment she opposed failed when the revised florida right to medical marijuana initiative, amendment 2 , went to the florida supreme court for review after the petitions were filed, attorney general bondi decided not to fight it this. Medical marijuana, technically, is legal in florida in 2014 the legislature approved the production and sale of cannabis oil, or cbd, as a last resort for epilepsy and cancer patients cbd is extremely low in thc, the chemical in marijuana that gets people high if amendment 2 passes, marijuana with. A medical marijuana card is available to people living in florida and suffering from cancer, severe muscle spasms, seizures, or terminal conditions that are not deemed treatable in accordance with the terms of the 2014 compassionate medical cannabis act.