Wednesday, January 8, 2014

If you like your dealer, can you keep your dealer?

Here is the full text of the proposed medical marijuana amendment.
“ SECTION 28. Right to Marijuana for Treatment Purposes.–
“(a) No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property or otherwise penalized for the cultivation, purchase, use or possession of marijuana in connection with the treatment of Alzheimer’s, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, chronic nervous system disorders, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy and other seizure disorders, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, diseases causing muscle spasticity, or other diseases and conditions when recommended by a physician.
“(b) This section shall be self-executing. The legislature, however, may provide by general law for the voluntary registration of persons intending to exercise their rights hereunder and for the regulation of the distribution and sale of marijuana to persons intending to exercise their rights hereunder.
“(c) Nothing herein, however, shall be construed so as to prevent the legislature from enacting laws penalizing the operation of motor vehicles, boats, watercraft or aircraft while under the influence of marijuana or regulating the use of marijuana by minors. Similarly, all laws in effect at the time of adoption of this section penalizing the operation of motor vehicles, boats, watercraft or aircraft while under the influence of marijuana or regulating the use of marijuana by minors shall remain in force.”
We have a few questions.

Will we be bombarded by medical marijuana commercials?

Will they disclose side affects, such as moobs and uncontrolled desire for Cheetos?

Will parents be sent to jail if their toddler gets into their marijuana cookie stash?

Which is better for the condition "tension" as recommended by a physician?  Maui Wowie or Gainesville Green?

Can medical marijuana be prescribed to children, for example, those with ADHD or behavior problems?

Will medical marijuana dispensaries need a new zoning classification?  Will it be OK if they are within 500 feet of a school?

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How will the State of Florida regulate prescriptions around the amendment wording  "other conditions for which a physician believes that medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient."?

Is smoking medical marijuana good for your health?

Will you be able to sample, or try before you buy?

Were is the scientific, peer reviewed, double blind studies on the efficacy of marijuana?

If the US government has blocked research on medical marijuana, should we wait for the government to fund proper government scientific studies before we prescribe medical marijuana?

Will CVS and Walgreens get into the medical marijuana business?

Will medical marijuana stores be open late at night, or 24 hours a day for a late hit fix emergency replenishment?

Can you resell excess medical marijuana once you're cured?

Will the State of Florida track medical marijuana patients?

Is this yet another appeal for more Florida tourism for marijuana users?

Will you be able to get larger stashes longer term supplies of medical marijuana from mail order pharmacies?

Will medical marijuana save the patient money compared to traditional drugs?

Will medical marijuana providers form an industry lobbying group? Will the media refer to it as Big Dope?

How much will it cost?

Will the medical marijuana pharma dealer sales babe be making visits to your doctor to educate on the latest medical marijuana trends and highs?  And offer the doctor free samples?

Will marijuana be removed from employment drug tests?

Will the FDA require the same rigorous and very expensive medical testing protocols and efficacy for medical marijuana treatments as they do with Big Pharma?

Will medical marijuana be required to disclose GMO labels?

Will medical marijuana require agricultural and other independent quality inspectors to ensure proper growth and handling?

Will medical marijuana be exempt from no smoking laws, restaurants, hotels, airplanes...?

Will the media publish stories about how medical marijuana treatments failed hardship cases?

Will the State of Florida collect new tax revenues and begin to promote marijuana do it "for the people"?

Will you be able to get a medical marijuana prescription from you regular doctor, or  need to see someone special?

Which is medically more effective, using a bong, or smoking a joint, or eating a cookie?

Can your doctor prescribe you a medical class bong?  How much will that cost?

Will your ACA compliant health insurance policy cover medical marijuana?

Will marijuana dealers previously imprisoned appeal on medical grounds?

Will lawyers advertise from 1-800-BAD-DRUG or "For the People" looking for law suits against medical marijuana failures and side effects?

Will you be able to travel with your medical marijuana stash to states without medical marijuana laws without risk of being busted?  What about to foreign countries?

Do the proponents of medical marijuana really have high standard medical efficacy in mind, or do they just want to get high?

Will patients "doc shop" until they get the dope treatment they want?

Why don't the proponents of medical marijuana just lobby for decriminalization?

Will we be able to kill, or reduce funding on the war on drugs?

If you like your dealer, can you keep your dealer?


  1. Will the Florida Department of Health set up a website and program funded by money derived from the marijuana settlement agreement with the major marijuana companies?

    Will our grandkids be making posters in school some day to nag their family to death about quitting smoking marijuana?