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  • Florida Has MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAWs; But they are In-adequate and Limited.

    (1) Medical necessity defense has been established by Florida case law, and

    (2) Florida Has a CBD-Only LAW | Learn more >>


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    Woman's Advocacy for Medical Marijuana for her Son Results in Investigation by CPS

    Florida - News, Alert, Action!: Woman's Advocacy for Medical Marijuana for her Son Results in Investigation by CPS A woman's advocacy for medical marijuana for her son, who suffers from a rare form of pediatric epilepsy, results in an investigation by the Child Protective Services. Renee Petro's advocacy on behalf of her son resulted in CPS agents arriving at her home - where an investigator then isolated and interrogated her 9 year old daughter, and terrified the whole family.

    They found zero evidence of Petro providing marijuana to her son - because she didn't. She simply advocated for the right to do so. This is exactly why we need to go to Tallahassee - and why we need your support to get word out about stories like Renee's and her family's.

    We are days away from our reporting deadline. Please contribute here in support of our efforts on behalf of Renee's son and all the other Floridians who are desperate for medical marijuana. Every donation is matched by a generous campaign supporter, who wants to get more people involved in our outreach.

    This story is sickening, but it's unfortunately not the only one. Across the state, there are people feel persecuted simply for wanting to give their loved ones the best care available. We must stand with the Petro family and all suffering Floridians' families - and we must pass Medical Cannabis Legislation in Florida so parents, friends, and especially patients don't have to live like criminals.

    Thanks for your support. Contribute >> here << !)

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    Medical necessity defense has been established by Florida case law, and Florida Has a CBD-Only MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW. So far.

    Florida - Status, Medical Use Court Established Defense | Despite the fact that a medical necessity defense has been established by Florida case law, patients remain at risk of being arrested and jailed because legislators have yet to enact a medical marijuana law. To review a 1991 case that outlines Florida's medical necessity defense, click >>> here<<<. For more News, click > here <


    Florida MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW

    Status: CBD Specific, Law Signed: 2014

    QUALIFYING CONDITIONS: Cancer, Muscle spasms, Seizures

    PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS: State-qualified patients may possess cannabis strains containing ten percent or more of CBD and no more than eight-tenths of one percent of THC.

    HOME CULTIVATION: No

    STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES: Yes, up to five facilities to dispense high-CBD strains to state-qualified patients.

    STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL: Not yet

    CAREGIVERS: No

    RECIPROCITY: No

    CONTACT INFORMATION: Department of Health


    Florida - Status, Medical Use If you’d like to see a REAL Medical Cannabis bill introduced, please ask your elected officials to introduce one. If they refuse, elect new ones.   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/florida/ - for info and resources. Click here for >>> more Contacts, here for >>> more News.


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    Florida - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients United for Care - People United for Medical Marijuana | The United for Care campaign has placed Medical Marijuana on the 2014 Ballot! Doctors should have the freedom to recommend the treatment they deem appropriate for their patients - including medical marijuana. Marijuana - legal as medicine under state law in 20 states and the District of Columbia - has been shown to be an effective treatment for the symptoms and side effects associated with HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Hepatitis C, PTSD, MS and other neuromuscular disorders, Glaucoma, dystonia, and chronic pain. The American College of Physicians, American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, and many other associations and organizations support the availability of medicinal marijuana. Contact info: People United for Medical Marijuana * 20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600, Orlando, FL 32801 * unitedforcare.org/ * or call (850)845-0561.

    Florida - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients ChangeTheLaw.org | The first thing to understand is that when the PEOPLE (you and me), want to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, is that Tallahassee (those currently in charge) have enacted several rules that must be followed exactly. The current Florida State government system makes it difficult for the common folks like you and me to directly change our Florida State Constitution. However; legalized medical marijuana laws have now been changed and adopted in several states. Since 1996, thirteen states have now made marijuana legal by prescription: California, Alaska, Montana, Michigan, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. If they could do it in those states surely we Floridians can make our great state of Florida number fourteen. visit - www.changethelaw.org/

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    ACTION; Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Our power comes from our collective action. Whether it's calling Congress, attending rallies, organizing a local activity or chapter, signing an online petition, or supporting federal defendants, take action today!   There are a number of medical cannabis (marijuana) bills in play in states across the US.   Here we network on Ways and Means anyone can help with the effort to make each a medical marijuana state. We need to get the word out and people contacting reps and officials and get this legislation into law. Also, lets not forget efforts at the Federal level.

    South Dakota - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients NETWORK and Spread The Word, both On-Line and Off (!)   ON-LINE, You can tell everybody in cyber-space by e-mailing a link to this website to them and/or (OFF-LINE> printing off the info and handing out where possible / necessary. Also phone call and read off and/or visit and hand deliver the info. You can take literature with you and approach businesses, organizations and even people on the street while you're out and about. Wear your pot-leaf shirt and register voters, as feasible. Gather signatures for any related petitions that are happening at the time as well.

    This is a chain e-mail you can't refuse. Unlike most, this will actually help you - and a whole buncha others - just by passing it on. Cannabis consumer or not - from the folks just trying to take care of themselves or a loved one to those who simply see the expensive, immoral waste of making war on the sick and dying - everyone is affected by this issue.

    To accomplish this you need to first click on the following links and send a message to all the reps and media you can on the issue. Then get everybody else to do the same. And follow up.

    To do this you need to tell everybody you know. And can confide in. Then/or anonymously tell everybody you don't know - or can't confide in. Yet.

    Tell everybody else by Letters-to-the-Editor, displaying signage at street corners and over-passes (wear trenchcoat, fedora and sunglasses if afraid of exposure), and/or anonymously leaving literature and posting on-line at places where people are likely to find it. Coffeeshops are good places to leave printed material and you can go to the websites of the local newspapers to post items as well. More ideas and supporting tools via the links below.

    Inform, Educate, Activate

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; INFORM and EDUCATE INFORM and EDUCATE. Distribute medical marijuana brochures and other literature to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials in an effort to educate the public and garner support. Educate your community by Printing, posting and handing out Flyers and other Printables in a mall, coffee shop, laundromat, college campus, lamp post, telephone poll, business window (ask first), hospital, or anywhere people will see them. Contact these groups for some. If you or your Organization is doing the same, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Inform, Educate and Active with NORML information. NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Printable materials and more ... visit: http://norml.org/component/zoo/item/medical-marijuana-patients

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Print and post Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana). Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana); Flyers and Printables by ASA | Educate your community. Print and post these flyers anywhere people will see them. ... visit: http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=125

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; print and hand out medical marijuana brochures to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials. You can also print and hand out MPP's medical marijuana brochures to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials in an effort to educate the public and garner support.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; OUTREACH and Gather TESTIMONY OUTREACH and Gather TESTIMONY. Ask your doctor, clergy member, local leader, or organization you are a member of to sign a statement of principle. One way to get that done is to download MPPs medical marijuana statement of principle, print it out, and ask your doctor or other individual to sign it the next time you have the opportunity. Then send it to MPP at P.O. Box 77492, Washington, D.C. 20013.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; TESTIFY And TESTIFY. If you are a patient or caregiver that could benefit from such a law and would like to help advance legislation by sharing your story with others. Call in to radio, TV and other media; write LTEs and contact you legislators. These groups are helping with this activity:

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Contact Your Elected Representatives NORML | Contact Your Elected Representatives And Urge Them to 'Stop Arresting Marijuana Smokers', visit - http://norml.org/component/zoo/item/contact-officials-2

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Take action online to make your voice heard! ASA Online Action Center | Take action online to make your voice heard! Identify your representative and send a free message using our online action center. When your elected officials hear from you – and often – they are more likely to support our calls for safe and legal access to medical cannabis! http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=69

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Meet with Your Elected Official Meet with Your Elected Official | Meeting with our elected officials is very simple and very important. As citizens, they are here to serve us. Start building a relationship with your elected officials using this brief overview to help you get started. http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5681

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Take Action! | Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Our power comes from our collective action. Whether it's calling Congress, attending rallies, organizing a local ASA chapter, signing an online petition, or supporting federal defendants, take action today! http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

    If you or your Organization is doing anything similar, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

    GOTV - Resources, Action Just GOTV (Get Out The Vote). Register Voters, Publicize current legislation (and what folks can do in support!) -or- how "they" voted in the last effort. Gather signatures for any and all cannabis law reform initiatives while Informing and Educating the public. Not one going in your state? Start one yourself!

    More Legislative Tips and Tools > here < and we're sure you'll come up with more.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write a letter to the editor in support of medical marijuana or cannabis law reform in general LETTER The EDITOR (LTE). Write a letter to the editor in support of medical marijuana or cannabis law reform in general. Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper can be a great way to foster discussion about marijuana policy reform.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; MAPinc Tips, Tools and Tricks for Letter to the Editor Writing Resources, Media Contact
Resources and more. MAPinc Tips, Tools and Tricks ... for Old Dogs and New! | Letter to the Editor Writing Resources, Media Contact Resources; How To Get Drug Policy On the Air in Your Community, How to write a Press Release, Media Contact On Demand!, Drug Policy Writers Group. plus, Additional Resources; Activist Tools, Community Audits and Initiatives Project, MAP Virtual Conference Center (Our Voice/Text Chat Server) and more! ... visit - http://www.mapinc.org/resource/

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper How To LTE by ASA | Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper calling for safe access to medical cannabis. You never know who might be reading – a judge, policeman, or elected official! Use ASA's LTE action site to find information for your local paper and submit your LTE online, using talking points we've developed. Visit - http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/182/t/571/letter/?letter_KEY=658

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; BROADCAST and PUBLICIZE BROADCAST and PUBLICIZE. Help get the word out by downloading and sharing MPP's public service announcements with radio stations in your area. If you're a talk radio listener, call in and express support for medical marijuana laws. Even if the subject being discussed isn't explicitly about marijuana, many related issues can be a springboard for urging reform. For example, if the issue is health care, you can point out that treatment decisions are better off being left to patients and physicians than police and prosecutors.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; ACTIVATE.  Facilitate Meetings and Meet-Ups and more ACTIVATE. Facilitate Meetings and Meet-Ups in order to accomplish all the above as well as Gather Contact Info and Get people involved. These groups have sign-up sheets for e-mail addresses:

    South Dakota - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients ORGANIZE -and- EVENT. Organize an event or action item to attract people in order to further Inform, Educate and Activate. Don't forget to alert the media! Click > here < for Events in this region we're aware of.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Form or Join an independent group like a Patients Union or Network Form / Join an independent group like a Patients Union or Network | Patients across the country are forming Medical Cannabis Patients' Unions based on their shared diagnosis, needs or region. The Unions are a support network for patients and caregivers to fight for safe access to cannabis as medicine! ASA has info here > Visit - http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; So you want to have a marijuana rally? by NORML So you want to have a marijuana rally? by NORML | For a rally to be truly successful, organizers and participants have the responsibility to ensure that more is achieved than mass euphoria. Find out all you need to know. here > Visit - http://norml.org/join-norml/item/so-you-want-to-have-a-marijuana-rally

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Resources for Organizers by ASA Resources for Organizers by ASA | Everything you need to be an effective activist: handbooks, outreach materials, graphics and more. Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=116

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Host a FILMFEST FILMFEST. Set up a free screening of the award-winning medical marijuana documentary "Waiting to Inhale" or other film. If you are interested in hosting a screening of "Waiting to Inhale", please contact Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) letting them know.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Do an Event like HEMPFEST HEMPFEST. Set up a music, art or other -oriented event. Contact the folks at the Seattle Hempfest, they'll be happy to share how they do theirs.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; VOLUNTEER and AFFILIATE VOLUNTEER and AFFILIATE. For example, ASA chapters and affiliates represent the core of ASA's grassroots activism. If there is no chapter or affiliate in your region, please consider starting one today. It's easy, and ASA staff will guide you through the process. Visit - http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Help Spread The Good Word About NORML's Important Work Help Spread The Good Word About NORML's Important Work by: - Printing and Distributing NORML-related info; Visit - http://norml.org/join-norml/item/print-and-distribute

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Join and Support Your Local NORML Chapter 2.) Join and Support Your Local NORML Chapter; Visit - http://norml.org/chapters?layout=category&map=all

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Start Your Own NORML Chapter 2a.) Start Your Own NORML Chapter - Visit - http://norml.org/about/how-to-form-a-norml-chapter

    DIRECT ACTION and ACTS Of CIVIL DIS-OBEDIENCE

    Protest, Rally and Demonstrate See above.

    Court and Prison Support

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write to Medical Cannabis Prisoners Write to Medical Cannabis Prisoners | Show solidarity and support for incarcerated medical cannabis patients and providers by writing to people on our list of medical cannabis prisoners. Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=624

    Regional - Resources, Action More Legal Resources here, and Legislative and Action Tips and Tools > here < and we're sure you'll come up with more. If you or your Organization has any action items or ideas - for this region or in general, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

    Florida - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in Florida ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/fl/.

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    Florida - Resource, Org; Health Law Services Health Law Services | is a Florida law firm that establishes the right for those with debilitating medical conditions to use medical marijuana TODAY, and in full compliance with Florida Statute and all other applicable laws. Call 1-904- 240-4378, or write to: 10752 Deerwood Park Blvd, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256, United States, or visit >> m.healthlawservices.org/

    Florida - Resource, Org; Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy (CSMP) Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy (CSMP) | The Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy is a Florida Political Action Committee founded to decriminalize the adult person possession of marijuana in cities and towns throughout Florida. The committee is currently active in Miami Beach, Tallahassee, Orlando, Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach. For more information about a specific city’s initiative, please click on to the city’s page above. ... or Visit - http://www.sensibleflorida.com/

    Florida - Resource, Org; Cannabis Action Network Florida Cannabis Action Network | Florida Cannabis Action Network is an nonprofit organization devoted to the reform of all laws associated with marijuana. They provide legal referral, public education, activist training, first amendment support, press contacts, expert speakers, and motivation to the movement to change Florida and the Nation's marijuana laws. Contact info: call (321) 253-3673, write to - FL CAN, PO Box 360653, Melbourne, FL 32936 ... or Visit - http://www.flcan.org

    Florida - Resource, Org; Drug Policy Forum Florida Drug Policy Forum Florida | DPF Florida members believe that drug related problems threaten our children's future and weaken our entire nation. They promote scientific and truthful evaluation of current and proposed policies aimed at controlling traffic in all types of drugs. This web site has been provided by DrugSense and is used in conjunction with the DPFFL email list. Features: Membership, Mailing List(s), News Contact info: phone - (727) 712-0614 ... or Visit - http://dpffl.org

    Florida - Resource, Org; local NORML of South Florida | NORML of South Florida is seeking new members to join in the fight for medical marijuana and decriminalization in Florida. We're tabling at the Luna Star Cafe in North Miami 1st SAT, Museum of Contemprary Art on Last FRI. Contact info: 3341 SW 35th St, West Park, FL 33023 * Voice (954) 303-9254 ... or email - normlsfla@gmail.com

    Florida - Resource, Org; local NORML at Florida Coastal School of Law | Florida Coastal School of Law encourages all aspiring attorneys and paralegals to get educated about the need to end adult marijuana prohibition. Contact info: 8787 Baypine Road Rm 497, Jacksonville, FL 32256 * Voice 912-682-4509 ... or email - c836537@law.fcsl.edu

    Florida - Resource, Org; local NORML at University of Central Florida | UCF NORML tables every MON-THU in front of the Student UNion as well as bimonthly WED meetings. We work with Habitat for Humanity, hold a 4/20 celebration, Rock for Hunger, pond clean-ups, and petitioning for medical marijuana in Florida. We've been featured on local news and radio and regularly feature special guest speakers from NORML and LEAP. Contact info: Student Union 208 Cubicle MPO Box 163245, Orlando, FL 32826 * ... or email - president@normlucf.com

    Florida - Resource, Org; local University of Florida NORML | NORML Gators, University of Florida NORML is back! Send us an email and get involved with changing the strictest marijuana laws of any state in the nation (20g is a FELONY - even the feds won't give you a felony for that!) Contact info: c/o CSAI, J. Wayne Reitz Union Room 300, Gainesville, FL 32611-8505 * phone - 386-843-1194 * email - NORMLgators@gmail.com * tweet - twitter.com/#!/NORMLgators * or Visit >> http://www.facebook.com/groups/NORMLGators

    Florida - Legal Resources Other Locals? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below. In the meantime ... visit: http://norml.org/chapters/fl for the latest on NORML in Florida.

    Florida - Resource, Org; local Benefits of Marijuana | This book – a one of a kind tribute to the Divinity within The Marijuana Plant – is a brilliant scientific treatise aimed at the average reader, demonstrating the far-reaching benefits for body, mind and spirit to be derived from this ancient therapeutic herb. Features: Publications, Merchandise ... or Visit - http://www.benefitsofmarijuana.com/

    Florida - Resource, Org; local ... Also | DrugSense / MAPinc > Drug Policy Organizations, Links and other Resources. Find a Resource near you -or- Enter yours! ... Visit: http://www.mapinc.org/dpr.htm

    Florida - Organizations, Medical Organizations Supporting Access to Therapeutic Cannabis As Compiled by Patients Out of Time | Florida Governor's Red Ribbon Panel on AIDS - 1993. Florida Medical Association - 1997 ... Medical Cannabis Research Foundation (UK) – 2000 ... and more. visit - http://www.medicalcannabis.com/Grouplist.htm

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    Florida - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients Push to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana in Florida By Rich Jones, News Director @ March 31, 2009 | There's a push by students at Florida State University to legalize marijuana. Students are gathering petitions for a constitutional amendment. They'll need almost 700,000 to get it on the ballot next year. Kim Russell is one of the organizers and says it could help her father with Parkinson's disease avoid surgery. "It's a pain reducer. It's a neuro-protector, meaning it protects the brain. It has anti-oxidant properties. There's many medicinal purposes for it". Thirteen other states have already taken some steps to legalize medical uses of marijuana. Nine others, including Florida, could vote on the measure in 2010. visit - http://wokv.com/localnews/2009/03/push-to-legalize-medicinal-mar.html

    Florida - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients All Topics > Criminal Law > The Treatment of Pain and Medical Marijuana > The Treatment of Pain and Medical Marijuana Florida | Over the past fifty years, pharmaceutical companies have spent hundreds of billions of dollars trying to develop a “non-addictive” pain medication that could also provide relief from acute and chronic pain, but without the risk of serious side effects. Over the past fifty years, pharmaceutical companies have spent hundreds of billions of dollars trying to develop a “non-addictive” pain medication that could also provide relief from acute and chronic pain, but without the risk of serious side effects. The failure to develop such a drug is one reason why so many people have considered alternative remedies to treat their pain, including the use of medical marijuana.

    The medical community has recognized the benefits of medical marijuana for many years. In fact, major pharmaceutical companies actually sold THC (acting ingredient in marijuana) in their drug products for decades until the federal government enacted legislation prohibiting the sale of marijuana back in 1937. visit - http://guides.gottrouble.com/_The_Treatment_of_Pain_and_Medical_Marijuana_Florida-r1188339-Florida.html

    Florida - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients The Third National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics | Legal Cannabis Patients - Irvin Rosenfeld & Elvy Musikka ... Receiving Medical Marijuana grown by U.S. Government on Investigational New Drugs Program, two Federal IND patients speak to 2004 Cannabis Therapeutics Conference. Irvin Rosenfeld, a stockbroker from Florida, has a rare bone disease that causes painful tumors and receives 300 marijuana cigarettes per month. Elvy Musikka has glaucoma and has smoked Federal Cannabis for 31 years. visit - http://www.medicalcannabis.com/video/video2004.html

    Florida - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients Florida's Marijuana Boom: House-Grown, and Potent By Carmen Gentile / Miami Thursday, Jul. 30, 2009 | California may be the center of the marijuana trade and the controversies over its legalization. But Florida has surpassed it in one important category: the Sunshine State is now the country's leader in indoor marijuana cultivation. It is a potent distinction because most of the marijuana grown this way is cultured hydroponically — that is, mostly without soil and with a carefully calibrated cocktail of chemicals and lighting — to create some of the highest level of highs on the market. In 2006, Florida law enforcement here discovered 480 homes growing marijuana indoors. Last year, 1,022 grow houses were busted. "This isn't your grandma's marijuana," quipped a Miami-Dade narcotics officer at one bust as he tossed garbage bags stuffed with confiscated marijuana into an unmarked police truck. Levels of THC — the agent in marijuana that produces feelings of euphoria, and in some users mild hallucinations and paranoia — have risen dramatically because of indoor techniques. Thirty years ago, most marijuana contained about 7% THC. Today, indoor growers boast THC levels of 25% or higher thanks to the additional care that indoor plants receive. Medical Marijuana Home Delivery, The Great American Pot Smoke-Out; More Related ... Is Marijuana the Answer to California’s Budget Woes?, It’s High Time, Why I Would Vote No On Pot ... visit - http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1913401,00.html

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      The Law, LEGAL Resources  

    Florida - The Laws concerning marijuana The Laws concerning marijuana in Florida.  By NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Visit: http://norml.org/laws/fl for more.

    Florida - Legal Resources Florida (FL) MJ LEGAL Resources, by NORML.  NORML Legal Committee members, and more for Florida, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ...   Visit - http://lawyers.norml.org/florida.

    Florida - Legal Resources, Medical Marijuana Patients Florida Marijuana Charge? Free Legal Defense Case Evaluation on Florida Marijuana Possession Charges | Florida marijuana possession laws are among the toughest in the county, and the penalties the most severe. With many states passing medical marijuana laws, there is a nationwide trended to decriminalize possession of pot. Unfortunately Florida has not caught up to this trend to lay off the harmless pot smokers. Simple possession of marijuana is still a seriously prosecuted misdemeanor criminal offense. If you were convicted of possession of marijuana it is possible to be sentenced to jail time, even for small amounts. Thought there is not a big risk of jail time likely for small amounts of pot, a joint or a blunt, any risk of jail time is enough to make most people very nervous. It is at a time like this that you need a defense attorney you can trust, to help you figure out what you are facing, and what you can do about it. Our lawyers know how the Florida criminal courts treat marijuana offenses and can help you get the best possible results in court. Whether you were caught with a small personal amount or busted with plants or a large amount, we can help. visit - http://www.myfloridadefenselawyer.com/MarijuanaPossessionFL.html For a Free Criminal Defense Consultation, call Musca Law at (877) 394-6959

    Florida - Legal, Medical Marijuana Patients WeBeHigh.org - Worldwide Marijuana travel Guide with information about Marijuana prices all over the world ! Check out WBH's stoners' guide to the world! | Fort Lauderdale, State: Florida (FL); Country: United States (US), Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4 hours, Dialing codes: + 1 (USA) Area codes: 754 / 954. Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 Legislation: Possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Possession of greater than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

    Law Enforcement: City of Fort Lauderdale police are usually too busy chasing murderers to worry about average consumer level potheads, but don't smoke in too public of a place or a crowded area. Stay away from the main strip along Ft. Lauderdale beach. Smaller municipal local city cops may be bored and looking for some stoned kids to mess with, such as in the areas of Hollywood , Tamarac, Cooper City, Weston, and especially Pembroke Pines (fuckers!). But most of the county is patrolled by the Broward Sheriffs Office, which is an underpaid, under funded, lazy and corrupt work force. I wouldn’t worry too much about them, but stay out of slummy and ghetto areas where they like to pull white people over and search their car (i.e. Systrunk). Use your head and you should be alright.

    Where to buy marijuana in Fort Lauderdale, FL: Some of the clubs and bars such as the elbow room on the beach will have some locals hanging out looking to deal to some out-of-towners, but those guys will most likely rip you off with some South American crap. Downtown, Las Olas, and Riverfront are good areas to be social and meet some fellow stoners that will hook you up. Most in the Biz people are stoners so ask restaurant and bar employees where to hook up. Also, if you are willing to venture 2 or 3 miles, Dania Beach and Hollywood are infamous for breeding super stoners that can smoke you to the ground, probably because there isn't shit else to do in there towns but sit back and toke up.

    Check out the Dania Beach pier area (although it’s also a secret late night gay hang out, watch out where you bend over) and the Hollywood OceanWalk area, OceansEleven beach bar, BU's, etc. Watch out for pesky French Canadians complaining about the quality of american herb (if you don't like it, go back to Montreal). Hollywood Beach is a colony of Quebec. Stoners tend to hang out in front of Haagen Dazs on the beach there, just look for surfer beach bum types, don't be too direct or they'll think you're cops! Marijuana Prices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Regs: Crypie 1.5 g = $10 1 g = $25 1/8 oz. = $15-20 1.5 g = $25 1/4 oz. = $25-30 1/8 oz. = $50-60 (depending on quality) 1 oz. = $60-90 1/4 oz. = $100 1 oz. = $300-400

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida marijuana Brands: Figuring that Port Everglades is the largest cruise ship port in the world and goes all over the Carribean and South America, you can imagine that we have quite the selection. Most popular is Columbia and Mexican regs, compressed, and you'll be pickin some seeds, but usually decent, compared to what the rest of the country is smoking. Fort Lauderdale also has various homegrown hydro from local producers. Common strains are Hash Plant, Blueberry, Haze, and some krypie hybrids. If your lucky, you'll run into some awesome purple stuff from time to time.

    City tale: Fort Lauderdale has been called Fort Liquordale for good reason, it is as much a drinking town as it is a smoking town, but watch out for pesky US-1 D.U.I. check points. Fort Lauderdale is also a fishing town and supposed to be the billfishing capital of the world with its annual competitions and boat shows and expos, so if you like stoned fishing or boating this is the place to be. Fort Lauderdales has also been called the Venice of America because of its many connecting canals and intracoastal waterways, it is almost as easy to get around by boat is it is by car. Best time to go is in the Winter, because the summer is rainy season and well know for its hurricanes and fiercy thunderstorms. There seems to be a annual weed drought around the end of September to middle October, although local suppliers can fill that gap that smugglers tend to open up, but stock up in late August just in case! visit - http://www.webehigh.org/city/detail.php?CITYID=2062

    Florida - Legal Resources, Medical Marijuana Patients Marijuana Legal in Florida? | Florida Marijuana Laws. Marijuana: What is it and is it legal in the state of Florida. Marijuana is illegal in the state of Florida and is heavily prosecuted in the central Florida areas of Orlando, Winter Park, Windermere, Kissimmee, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Tuscawilla, and in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard and Lake County. Hiring a lawyer is a good idea if you are arrested or charged with possession of marijuana as it can be a felony if you are caught possessing more than 20 grams of the plant.

    What should you do if you get arrested for Marijuana in the State of Florida? If you are arrested in Orlando, or any other neighboring communities, call a drug charges defense attorney who is experienced in marijuana, cannabis or hash cases. Hiring an experienced Orlando attorney may be critical to the outcome of the case as you or your loved one may face driver's license suspension, probation or in some cases jail or prison time. If you have been charged or arrested for possession of marijuana or cannabis in Orlando, Windermere, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, Avalon Park, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Celebration, Kissimmee, or in Orange, Lake, Seminole or Osceola county, call us at 407-228-3838 or contact us via email today. Let our former prosecutors help you today!! Criminal Defense Overview Misdemeanors & Felonies Criminal Consequences First Time Offenders Tourist Defense Sealing Records/Expungment Probation ... Juvenile Defense The Juvenile Criminal System ... Florida Commercial Driver's License Statute Florida Drug Trafficking Statute Florida Racing & Reckless Driving Statute ... visit - http://www.thelawman.net/CM/Articles/MarijuanaLegalinFlorida.asp

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    Florida - The Laws concerning marijuana LegalJoint: Florida Marijuana Law. A general overview of marijuana law in the state of Florida including legal implications for anyone cultivating, using, selling or in possession of marijuana or paraphernalia. ... New! Medical Marijuana Brief Bank ... Visit: http://www.legaljoint.net/state_info/US_content.asp

    Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Multiple places have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States; however, cannabis is illegal under federal law. Gonzales v. Raich (2005) held in a 6-3 decision that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to ban the use of cannabis, including medical use even if local laws allow it. Most places that have decriminalized cannabis have civil fines, drug education, or drug treatment in place of incarceration and/or criminal charges for possession of small amounts of cannabis, or have made various cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement. Contents: Map, List of States, References, External links ... Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places_that_have_decriminalized_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States

    The Law - U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp | Provides U.S. Marijuana Laws, Facts About Marijuana, Marijuana Drug Testing, Drug Detection Times, Medical Marijuana, and Information About Your Rights ... North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon... visit - www.usmarijuanalaws.com

      LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

    Florida - Status, Medical Use Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced in House and Senate | Democrat Sen. Jeff Clemens (Palm Beach County) has introduced Senate Bill 1250, the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, that would allow for the physician-authorized use of cannabis is pending before state lawmakers. The proposal seeks to establish a network of state-regulated dispensaries where qualified patients could obtain cannabis with a physician's recommendation. Qualified patients would also be able to possess up to 4 ounces of usable cannabis and grow up to 8 mature marijuana plants. The proposal is named after long-time Florida medical cannabis patient Cathy Jordan, who has consumed cannabis for several decades to mitigate symptoms of Lou Gehrig's Disease. Local police recently raided Ms. Jordan's home and confiscated her cannabis and grow equipment. Cathy Jordan had previously appeared in a video for NORML in support of medical cannabis. You can read full text of the measure   >> here <<


    Florida- Medical Marijuana Patients Drug Policy Alliance: Reform in Florida | State legislatures are traditionally at the forefront of policy change, serving as "laboratories" for new ideas and solutions. Drug policy reform is no exception: on issues of drug sentencing, medical marijuana, overdose prevention, and expansion of effective drug treatment services, many states are working for better ways to reduce the harms associated both with drugs and current drug policies. ... visit: http://www.drugpolicy.org/statebystate/

    Oklahoma - Medical Marijuana Patients NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Select One, All States and Canada, Mexico, Europe, Other ... visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4482

    USA - Medical Marijuana Patients DrugInfo - Medical Cannabis: USA > In Search of a Viable Distribution System for Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Program ... Medicinal Cannabis: USA Federal: Legislation, Court Decisions and Commentaries States: Legislation and Programs. Click here for more.

    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. You can also check the Events and News sections to see if there are any Items posted there. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      National and International ORGz Section 

    Florida - Resource, Org; Americans For Safe Access (ASA) ASA : Florida | Medical cannabis (medical marijuana) resources in Florida ... Find info here on the therapeutic uses of and research on medical cannabis. ... visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=284

    Florida - Resource, Org; Americans For Safe Access (ASA) American Medical Marijuana Association ... Medical Marijuana Farmacy | Florida. State registration program, Dept of Health and Social Services 907-465-5423. Colorado. State registration program (303) 692-2184 medical.marijuana ... visit: http://americanmarijuana.org/

    Florida - Resource, Org; Americans For Safe Access (ASA) LegalJoint: Medical and Other Marijuana Links. A selection links to HIGH quality canabis web sites, related to medical or recreational mmj use. of Columbia FEDERAL Florida Florida Guam Florida Idaho Illinois Indiana Florida Kansas Kentucky Florida ... Willie Wortel Workshop. Florida Medical Marijuana Institute and Cannabis Club ... visit: http://www.legaljoint.net/bust.asp

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML Home / Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map: www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3376 for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

    Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

    Resources, Organizations - OCBC Links Page OCBC's Links Page. Organizations Supporting Medical-cannabis Reform. Americans for Safe Access(ASA) coordinates "...a nation-wide day of action to push back DEA attempts to re-criminalize medical cannabis! ... Washington Citizens for Medical Rights, sponsored a successful medical cannabis ballot measure in November 1998. "As a result, this Initiative is now State ... Visit: www.rxcbc.org/links.html

    Resources, Organizations - Excellent medical info on cannabis Excellent medical info on cannabis, Washington State's I-692 Medical Marijuana Law ... Greencross. Washington State based buyer's cooperative based in Seattle. Trailblazer in state ... Visit: www.seattlehempfest.com/links.php < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana links Marijuana links. Popular Searches: Medical Marijuana Links. Marijuana Research Links. ... about marijuana, The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A RCW This is ... an activist for medical marijuana. Chronic Cannabis Use A report on ... Click > here < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes ... to providing medical cannabis to those in need. Initiative 692 - Medical Marijuana - WCMR of Washington State ... use of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. Medical Marijuana ... click > here < for more.

    Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

    Florida - Resource, Org; Cannabis Freedom Activist Network Cannabis Freedom Activist Network | Cannabis Freedom Activist Network's Guide To Cannabis Research is a service of Freedom Activist Network. Browse http://FreedomActivist.Net/index.html to view the complete guide to Freedom Activist Network.

      FORUMs Section 

    Florida - Forums, Medical Marijuana Patients MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA | Download petition online here: Link This petition is sponsored by People United For Medical Marijuana. A recommendation from a licensed Florida medical physician will be required. Medical doctors being restricted from recommending any remedy to patients that’s been proven safe and effective should outrage everyone. Such a restriction should only be allowed in the case of extreme danger to citizens or society. This certainly is not the case with marijuana.

    In all of recorded history there has never been a single death from the ingredients in marijuana. In 1988, after reviewing all evidence brought forth in a lawsuit against the government's prohibition of medical marijuana, the DEA's own administrative law judge (Judge Francis Young) wrote: "The evidence in this record clearly shows that marijuana has been accepted as capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people, and doing so with safety under medical supervision. It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the Drug Enforcement Administration to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence". visit - http://forums.ocala.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8651007465/m/5271080419/r/4161001419

    FLORIDA - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources www.myspace.com/FloridaMedicalMarijuana (Blog) * MySpace Profile - FLORIDA FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA, ... SAINT PETERSBURG, Florida, US ... visit - http://www.myspace.com/floridamedicalmarijuana

    Florida - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources Florida (FL) - Cannabis.com Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana ... | Florida (FL) - State of Florida, United States ... Contact Us - Medical Marijuana, California Cannabis, Cannabis Clubs, Co-Op, ... Visit - http://boards.cannabis.com/florida-fl/

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    Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

    Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

    Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

    Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

    Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

    Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Forum Jump, FAQ, Today's Posts, Links Register, Community ... and more ~ Click www.Yahooka.com for more.

    Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

      EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

    Florida Event - Global Marijuana March Florida Event | Global Marijuana Marches - Florida Event - Global Marijuana March 23 cities from Florida have signed up one or more years since 1999. See: Arcadia, Boca Raton, Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Hollywood, Jacksonville, Key West, Largo, Melbourne, Miami, Miamitown, Orlando, Palm Harbor, Pensacola, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Petersburg, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach pages by   Visiting - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Florida.


    Florida - Event, 13TH ANNUAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BENEFIT CONCERT 13TH ANNUAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BENEFIT CONCERT AT TOBACCO ROAD HOSTED BY PLOPPY PALACE PRODUCTIONS | On Saturday, January 15, 2011 Ploppy Palace Productions and Tobacco Florida - Event, ANNUAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BENEFIT CONCERT Road will be hosting the Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert to raise funds for PUFMM’s (People United For Medical Marijuana), NORML of South Florida’s (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and Patients Out Of Time’s medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights. Currently there is a statewide petition drive to get the medical marijuana issue on the ballot to change the laws in Florida. As part of this three stage extravaganza, some of South Florida's top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together for patients’ and physicians’ right to use medical cannabis.

    As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, reggae, folk, vocal harmonies, hip-hop, funk, experimental, tribal rhythms, traditional Peruvian, flamenco, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams. In addition, dancers will be performing a variety of dance and movement pieces to energetic, rhythmic percussion and ambient tones. The Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert will also feature a selection of community speakers who will present information about the issues, representatives of PUFMM, NORML of South Florida and other concerned citizens.

    NORML of South Florida, PUFMM, Patients Out Of Time, ACLU of Florida, Florida Green Party and various other organizations will have informational booths with literature and handouts to help educate about community issues and the medical marijuana campaign in Florida. The event will work to raise funds and awareness for PUFMM, NORML of South Florida and Patients Out Of Time’s medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights. Previously, a person's right to use medical necessity as a defense to marijuana charges has been upheld by several appeals courts in Florida. Marijuana has proven therapeutically useful in treating numerous medical conditions including muscle spasticity, arthritis, and the nausea related to AIDS and cancer chemotherapy. Recently, the City of South Miami passed a resolution to support medical marijuana on a statewide and national level - this is the first city in Florida to endorse the issue. About 700,000 Florida registered voters need to sign the petition in order for the issue to get on the ballot. Currently there are 15 states that have laws allowing marijuana to be used as medicine. Florida - Event, 13TH ANNUAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BENEFIT CONCERT

    In addition there will be vendors and small businesses promoting and selling their merchandise, including The Wallflower Gallery, Between Spirit & Stone Jewelry, Progressive Rags, Crystal Fun Design, Mystic Cottage and selected independent corporations. Production support provided by Ploppy Palace Productions, Atlas Sound Productions, Anamaze Productions and 7th Circuit Productions. The Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is currently looking for supportive sponsors and unique vendors to help to build up the community outreach and contribute to the cause. The AMMBCaTR is sponsored by Ploppy Palace Productions, Antidote Productions, OnlineGigs.com, Progressive Rags, Artists for Community Evolution, The Wallflower Gallery and NORML of South Florida. NOTE: The 16th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit at Tobacco Road, will be STREAMED LIVE on CURVELINETV.COM. Be sure to tell your friends who can't join us at the event. We will be streaming music, art, and many of the speakers. The Benefit starts at 5PM and ends at 3AM ... a telethon for Medical Marijuana!!!!

    Saturday, January 11, 2014
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    Florida - Events, Action item for Medical Marijuana Patients PUFMM (People United for Medical Marijuana) here in Florida, will be collecting signatures at the Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. This will be a very well-attended event and it's an opportunity for all of you who call me and ask what you can do to help. Get out and collect signatures. That's what we need here in Florida. Talk to people, educate them and get them to sign the petition. Follow the link at the bottom of the following email and make the commitment to do something for this cause. We need to get 700,000 petitions signed to get on the ballot. Do something, don't just sit back and wait. Make it happen.

    The Annie Appleseed Project and PUFMM have joined forces to collect signatures at this great event. The 2010 Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure® is going to be a great venue to not only collect signatures, but where we will assist in informing and education others about the benefits of Medical Marijuana.

    If you haven't been to a Signature Drive [SigDrive] yet, then this is your chance to experience, participate, and get started with people who are "Experienced Veterans". Please let everyone you know on your email list about this event. We need plenty of people to walk amongst the crowd to make this opportunity optimal...

    PUFMM looks forward to seeing, meeting, and greeting all of you in the West Palm Beach and Broward Counties. If you are in Miami-Dade County and have the time, room in your car, and want to participate in this event, please fill your car with people and drive to this worthwhile event. After, we may even head to the beach for some sun, fun, and additional signature collection...

    PUFMM has a tent that we will be located under for everyone to drop off signed petitions and pick up blank ones to go out again. Please bring your own lunch and favorite drink. There will be coffee and water available. The information for exactly what tent and where it will be located is not released by the promoter of the event until Friday. Sign up and you'll be sent this once we receive it... Click on this link to RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/PUFMM-South-Florida/calendar/12443668/?action=cancelchange; To visit PUFMM - South Florida, go here: http://www.meetup.com/PUFMM-South-Florida/

    Karen
    NORML of South Florida


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    Calendars - ASA: Events ASA: Events | 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Medical Cannabis Patients Saturday, April 22nd 2006 8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PhillyNORML will host it's 3rd annual ... visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/calendar.php?calid=315

    Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

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    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Are on the Biz Page, and/or - Will be listed here, especially if it's in the Region.   As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

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    Florida, News - Medical pot push gains momentum Medical pot push gains momentum › Miami Beach voters overwhelmingly approved a nonbinding medical-marijuana straw-poll issue. Supporters now hope to win over the state. | Miami Beach voters became the first in Florida to call for the decriminalization of marijuana for medical use in a Tuesday vote that gives a glimpse of statewide support for the issue. The 64-36 percent approval jibed with state and national polls that show medical-marijuana support approaching 60 percent or more. The nonbinding straw poll — calling on the city to ask the state and federal governments to allow medical cannabis — was so popular that it garnered about 1,000 more votes than the leading candidate for mayor, Philip Levine. The group People United for Medical Marijuana, which is backing a proposed constitutional amendment to make Florida the 20th pot-decriminalization state, hopes Tuesday’s Miami Beach vote reflects state sentiment. “It speaks pretty positively to our chances next November,” said Benjamin Pollara, treasurer of the Orlando-based group. “This was a very low turnout election in Miami Beach,” he said. “It’s a relatively old electorate, and yet it still got close to 65 percent of the vote.”   >> Visit - http://tablet.olivesoftware.com/Olive/Tablet/MiamiHerald/SharedArticle.aspx?href=TMH%2F2013%2F11%2F07&id=Ar3E3

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    Florida, News - Strong majority votes for medical marijuana, advocates look to 2015 or 2016 Strong majority votes for medical marijuana, advocates look to 2015 or 2016 - Last Update: November 5, 2014 | On November 4, 2014, a strong majority of Florida voters cast their votes to allow medical marijuana — 58% according to unofficial results. But, in Florida, a landslide victory is not enough. Several media outlets have called the race, finding that Amendment 2 did not get the 60% that was required to pass this compassionate state constitutional amendment. Seriously ill patients have two hopes for eventual relief: The legislature could listen to the will of voters and enact medical marijuana protections. If they fail to do so, John Morgan — a successful attorney who funded most of the Amendment 2 campaign — has said he intends to work to put another measure on the November 2016 ballot. Please take a moment to write your legislators to ask them to stand up for Floridians who could benefit from medical cannabis.   >> Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/florida/

    Florida Legislature passes CBD bill; bill introduced to legalize, regulate marijuana | Shortly before adjourning its 2014 legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that exempts a limited group of very sick people from criminal laws for using marijuana that is low in THC and high in CBD if certain requirements are met. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill on June 16, 2014. Unfortunately, the law leaves many patients behind and may not help even those it’s meant to. A summary of the new law is available here. In addition to considering various medical marijuana provisions, the legislature was presented with legislation that would have taxed and regulated marijuana like Colorado, a public policy proposal that St. Pete's Polls found 58.8% of Floridians support. Unfortunately, the legislation, introduced by Rep. Randolph Bracy, was not voted on, but all Floridians should email their lawmakers in support of sensible marijuana policies. Finally, if you are a victim of marijuana prohibition and would like to help reform the current laws, please let us know.   >> Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/florida/

    Courts reject suspicionless drug testing law | An ACLU suit to enjoin implementation of a 2011 law, signed by Gov. Scott, requiring new applicants for temporary welfare assistance funded by TANF to undergo, and pay for out of pocket, mandatory and suspicionless drug tests was declared unconstitutional in October 2011. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the more conservative federal appeals courts, upheld the decision. In April 2014, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear Gov. Scott’s appeal, letting the appeal court decision stand. However, despite failing at every level, Gov. Rick Scott continues his quest to drug test welfare recipients. The governor has filed a brief in appellate court seeking to re-argue the state’s right to drug test all individuals seeking welfare benefits.

    Court established defense | Despite the fact that a medical necessity defense has been established by Florida case law, patients remain at risk of being arrested and jailed because legislators have yet to enact a medical marijuana law. To review a 1991 case that outlines Florida's medical necessity defense, click here.   >> http://www.mpp.org/states/florida/ Stay connected |

    To receive news about Florida marijuana policy reform as it happens, be sure to subscribe to MPP's free legislative alert service, if you haven't done so already. Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project. If you have any questions concerning the status of marijuana policy reform in Florida, you can contact us by email at state@mpp.org.


    Gupta: 'I am doubling down' on medical marijuana

    Florida - News, Pot opposition’s smoky motive This coming Tuesday (3/12), CNN is airing Weed 2- a second report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta in favor of medical marijuana.

    Here's what Dr. Gupta wrote yesterday about the subject:

    "It's been eight months since I last wrote about medical marijuana, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading people, and I feel very badly that people have suffered for too long, unable to obtain the legitimate medicine that may have helped them...

    ...[Weed 2] is about emerging science that not only shows and proves what marijuana can do for the body but provides better insights into the mechanisms of marijuana in the brain, helping us better understand a plant whose benefits have been documented for thousands of years. This journey is also about a Draconian system where politics override science and patients are caught in the middle.

    I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana.

    I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down."

    This campaign has always been about access to care and trust in our own doctors over politicians. Dr. Gupta joins an ever growing list of medical professionals who are defending access to marijuana based on scientific evidence of its benefits and their own eyes, as they personally witness its effects.

    Dr. Gupta's coverage brought awareness to so many people last year. We really need to spread the word about this show as well. Please watch (and share the word about) this special on Tuesday - and if you can, help us fund our outreach efforts here.

    Ben Pollara
    Campaign Manager
    United for Care
    www.unitedforcare.org


    Pot Opposition’s Smoky Motive

    Florida - News, Pot opposition’s smoky motive According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, Floridians support legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes by a whopping 82-16 margin crossing all party lines. Frustrated by decades of inaction by the Florida Legislature, citizens have taken it into their own hands to put the issue directly before voters through a citizens’ initiative. The issue should be whether Florida wants to join 20 other states and the District of Columbia in making medical marijuana available to its residents suffering from debilitating illnesses. Instead, those in leadership positions in both the legislative and executive branches are busy trying to prevent the issue from making it to the ballot by filing briefs before the Florida Supreme Court. Their goal is to have the Medical Marijuana Citizens Initiative removed from ballot consideration even if the necessary 684,000 signatures are gathered. Over the past two decades, the Legislature has opposed addressing any form of legalization of marijuana; it has made a concerted effort to limit citizens’ initiatives; and more. >> Read more:   >> here <<

    Poll: 82 Percent Favor Medical Marijuana in FLA

    Florida - News, Poll: 82 Percent Favor Medical Marijuana in FLA Miami -- If a medical marijuana initiative makes Florida's ballot next year, it could pass with an astonishing 82 percent of the vote, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that finds voters also favor outright legalization as well. Support for the proposed constitutional amendment is strong among voters of every political stripe, age and income level, with independents lending the most support: 88 percent, the poll shows. The overall 82-16 percent support for medical marijuana is the biggest to date. The previous high-point for Florida approval was about 70 percent in a poll taken earlier this year by the medical-marijuana advocacy group, People United for Medical Marijuana. There are some differences in wording between the initiative and the Quinnipiac poll; the amendment says doctors can "recommend" marijuana, the poll asks if a doctor should be able to "prescribe" it. Still, medical marijuana is clearly popular. And marijuana legalization is becoming more-liked as well, albeit narrowly. Nearly half of Florida voters favor it — 48 percent — while 46 percent oppose pot legalization for personal use. That's within the margin of error, but it's a leading indicator of a shift in public opinion. Support for legalization is again strongest among independents (57-37 percent), and then Democrats (55-39 percent). But Republicans are opposed 30-64 percent. Contrast that with GOP voter support for medical marijuana is solid: 70-26 percent. Read more:   >> here <<

    Grimm: Florida GOP Leadership(?) fights yesterday’s war on pot

    Florida - News, Grimm: Florida GOP fights yesterday’s war on pot Last spring, in a burst of drug-war nostalgia, the Legislature passed a quaint throw-back law (32-2 in the Senate, 112-3 in the House) that outlawed sales of bongs and water pipes. In fact, selling any smoking device is now illegal in Florida other than a pipe “that is primarily made of briar, meerschaum, clay or corn cob.” Which is such a peculiar specification, it was as if legislators were puffing SleeStax X Skunk before the vote. Meanwhile, 20 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, eleven of those by statewide referendum. Most of those passed by more than a 60 percent margin. Perhaps something similar could happen in Florida, given that we’re stuck with the most arthritic, oh-my-aching-back/knees/elbows electorate in the western world. A group called United for Care has collected 200,000 names on a petition toward the 683,149 needed by Feb. 1 to get a medical marijuana initiative on the statewide ballot next fall.

    This has not pleased the state’s attorney general, speaker of the House and president of the Senate, who have demanded that the Florida Supreme Court keep this measure away from the voters. Senate President Don Gaetz complained the pot petition appealed “to voters by using language that evokes emotional responses [that] are not appropriate for ballot titles and summaries of proposed constitutional amendments.” Gaetz knows something about misleading ballot initiatives. As the Herald’s Rochelle Koff pointed out, Gaetz was one of the architects of a blatant misnomer called the “Health Freedom Act,” which was designed to torpedo the Affordable Care Act. Last year, the state Supreme Court said the Health Freedom act was misleading and needed to be rewritten. It was. And voters rejected it. Read more:   >> here <<

    More Miami Beachers vote for medical marijuana (64%) than leading mayoral candidate

    Florida - Status, Medical Use Poll after poll has shown that about 60 percent or more of Americans and Floridians support medical marijuana, and Tuesday night's election results in Miami Beach showed it to be true. More than 64 percent of Miami Beach residents approved a straw ballot question calling for medical marijuana. Now it's up to the city commission and the new mayor to decide how bound they will be to the nonbinding referendum, which asks them to urge the federal and state governments to decriminalize pot for medical reasons.

    In raw vote terms, mayoral frontrunner Philip Levine is less popular than the medical pot issue. He received 5,639 votes last night; medical marijuana garnered 6,683. One reason for that: Levine faced four other opponents, the medical-marijuana issue was a straight up-or-down vote. As for the future of medical marijuana in Florida, the real battleground is the state Supreme Court, which is reviewing the ballot summary of a proposed initiative that would legalize pot with a doctor's recommendation. Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked the court to reject the initiative, saying the ballot summary is misleading. Read more here:   >> here <<

    Medical marijuana ballot initiative push begins

    Florida - Status, Medical Use Medical marijuana supporters received final approval Wednesday from the Florida Department of State to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would enshrine doctor-approved cannabis in the state constitution. The medical marijuana petition now has an active serial number and backers can start working toward the nearly 700,000 signatures needed by Feb. 1 to put the issue before voters in 2014. The constitutional amendment would allow patients to use marijuana if they have a “debilitating condition.” Certain diseases such as cancer, glaucoma and Parkinson’s are specifically mentioned, but a doctor would have discretion to prescribe marijuana for any “conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.”   Read >> more here <<

    Florida - Marijuana (cannabis) News Feed, by NORML Florida (FL) MJ News Feed, by NORML.  Latest news and more for Florida, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ... and more.   Visit - http://norml.org/news/us-fl.

    Medical marijuana introduced; patient advocate raided hours later

    Florida - Status, Medical Use On February 27, 2013, shortly after Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) filed SB 1250, which would exempt seriously ill Floridians from criminal penalties for using marijuana with their doctors’ recommendations, the bill’s namesake – Cathy Jordan – was raided by the Manatee County Sheriff's Department. Ms. Jordan cultivates and uses marijuana to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease. If you live in Florida, please email your legislators today and ask them reject this madness by supporting medical marijuana; they’d join 70% of Floridians who do so as well. The Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, which has also been introduced in the House by Rep. Katie Edwards (D – District 98), would allow patients with certain qualifying medical conditions, or their officially designated caregivers, to possess up to four ounces of marijuana and grow up to eight marijuana plants. It would require the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities. Florida should stop treating the sick and suffering like criminals; ask your legislators to support SB 1250 and HB 1139.   >> Read More>>

    War on pot has gone up in smoke

    Florida - Status, Medical Use The war on marijuana is going up in smoke, and it’s about time. There is no bigger waste of money and resources in all law enforcement. Failure is too polite a description for the long campaign to eliminate the pot trade in the United States. A colossal flop is what it is. After four decades and billions spent, marijuana is easier to get, and more potent, than ever. More than 40 percent of all Americans over 12 have tried it, and at least 30 million people smoke it every year. The most recent national drug survey found that 18.1 million Americans had used it during the previous month. Pot is now medically dispensed in 18 states and Washington, D.C. It’s the largest cash crop in the nation’s largest agricultural state, California. A legitimate pain reliever for cancer victims, “medicinal” marijuana is now available for an assortment of other symptoms, some of them conveniently vague and impossible to discount. It’s not terribly hard to get a prescription. In November, voters in Colorado and Washington dropped the pretense and approved the adult recreational use of weed. Other states will follow in coming years. Absurdly, the government still classifies pot as a Schedule I Controlled Substance, the same as heroin and cocaine. Federal law prohibits medical marijuana use, and the Obama administration has taken action against dispensaries in California. It’s a lost cause, and an expensive one. Any true fiscal conservative should be outraged by the waste and futility.  - Read more>> - on this Item.


    Cannabis’ demand is here to stay

    Florida - Status, Medical Use First, acknowledging the obvious: It is time to end the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition and replace it with a system of legalization and regulation. The ongoing enforcement of cannabis prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, impedes upon legitimate scientific research into the plant’s medicinal properties, and disproportionately impacts communities of color. Furthermore, the criminalization of cannabis simply doesn’t work. Despite more than 70 years of federal prohibition, Americans’ consumption of and demand for cannabis is here to stay. Voters’ passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado and Initiative 502 in Washington acknowledges this reality. These measures seek to stop ceding control of the marijuana market to untaxed criminal enterprises and seek to impose new, common-sense regulations governing cannabis’ personal use by adults and licensing its production.   - Read more>> - on this Item.


    Florida, News - ASA News: Group Pushes Medical Marijuana in Florida ASA News: Group Pushes Medical Marijuana in Florida * by Troy Kinsey, WCJB TV 20 News (October 18th, 2005) “The head of the national group advocating state regulation of marijuana use for medical reasons visited Gainesville on Tuesday as part of a college tour central to the group's strategy. Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Rob Kampia spoke to a gathering of University of Florida students, making special note of the Supreme Court's recent ruling upholding the right of federal authorities to arrest users of medicinal marijuana in the ten states that allow it.” ... visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=2766

    Florida, News - Jaxfest: hunted in Florida Jaxfest: hunted in Florida (Article) by Christopher Largen (05 Jan, 2004) * Pepper spray and police harassment at Florida's hemp-friendly Jaxfest. “I sit on a beachside bench next to my friend George McMahon, one of five US citizens granted the right to smoke federal marijuana. He uses it to provide relief from pain, spasms, and nausea. McMahon and I have just driven from Texas to Jacksonville, Florida. We've passed through plains and swamps, but we haven't left Bush country.” ... visit - http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/3076.html

    Florida, News - cannabisnews.com: Florida MMJ Smoker Seeks To Influence Court cannabisnews.com: Florida MMJ Smoker Seeks To Influence Court * November 29, 2004 - By Sean Salai, Boca Raton News. “A sickly South Florida man who has smoked over 3,000 ounces of marijuana on the federal payroll for 22 years said Monday he hoped his experiences with the drug would influence the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize it. Irvin Rosenfeld, a Fort Lauderdale stockbroker with accounts in Boca Raton and a rare bone disorder, said he hoped his amicus brief in Ashcroft v. Raich would influence the Supreme Court to legalize cannabis for medical purposes. ‘Eighty percent of the American people favor medical cannabis,’ Rosenfeld told the Boca Raton News. ‘It is time the politicians realized this is a medical issue, not a legal issue. Stop fighting the war on drugs against sick people. It’s that simple.’ ” ... visit - http://cannabisnews.com/news/19/thread19911.shtml

    Florida, News - Journey for Justice “Florida's Journey for Justice” (Article) * by Pete Brady (19 Jun, 2000) Med-pot patients march on prisons to protest pot oppression. “Across Florida the medical marijuana patients marched: past swamps, rusting railroad tracks, shotgun shacks and hog farms, dodging dogs in small towns booming with income from new prisons. In wheelchairs, cars, recreational vehicles, even a scale model jail cell towed on a donated trailer, the Journey for Justice med-pot caravan sojourned two hundred miles in seven days of northern Florida springtime. Thousands of bemused but friendly Floridians, in rural towns, or driving by on two lane roads, saw activist Kay Lee, wearing a striped prisoner's uniform, walking miles for justice. They saw Eddie Smith, a cancer and AIDS survivor, wheeling down the grassy roadside in sheets of blinding rain.” ... visit - http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/1592.html

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    Resources, News - The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) | Dedicated to bringing patients, caregivers and volunteers the facts they need to make informed decisions about whether Cannabis is the right medicine for them, the laws surrounding Medicinal Marijuana in your area, political activism and even handy recipes and guides to growing your own nontoxic medicine. visit: http://www.letfreedomgrow.com/news-t21.htm

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    Resources, News - Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Search using CSDP's own search tool or use. WWW Common Sense. More CSDP News Pages ... card program for medical marijuana patients. The suspension has ... consequences of issuing medical marijuana ID cards that could affect medical marijuana users, their families ... www.csdp.org/news/news/medmar.htm

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    Resources, News - Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system. visit - stopthedrugwar.org/news

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    Florida - News, Medical Marijuana Patients A Medical Marijuana Face-Off - Anna Scott - April 6, 2009 | Sarasota Herald Tribune - Marijuana is the only drug Cathy Jordan says helps her fight Lou Gehrig's disease. The 59-year-old mother smokes two joints every night to relieve depression and muscle spasms, and to boost her appetite. "It's keeping me alive," said Jordan in an interview at her home in Parrish. "Anti-depressants made me a zombie and other drugs had bad side effects. The crime is that people like me can't get it legally."

    Floridians could vote for the first time next year to allow marijuana for medical use. A petition drive, started last week by an Orlando woman whose father has Parkinson's disease, would make the drug legal for any condition as prescribed by a doctor. The last time such an organized effort to legalize marijuana occurred in Florida was 1997, just one year after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. But in Florida the petitioners fell hundreds of thousands of signatures short of getting to a state referendum.

    This time the movement faces some of the same roadblocks, such as opposition from law enforcement and a lack of support by the majority of the medical community. But the climate has become more favorable in ways that could shift the balance. A dozen other states have approved medical marijuana since Florida last tried to get it on the ballot, and four state legislatures are currently considering proposals. visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/florida/news/a-medical-marijuana-face-off.html

    Florida - News, Medical Marijuana Patients Florida state considers medical marijuana. | mpp.org — Anna Scott April 6, 2009 Sarasota Herald Tribune -- Marijuana is the only drug Cathy Jordan says helps her fight Lou Gehrig's disease. The 59-year-old mother smokes two joints every night to relieve depression and muscle spasms, and to boost her appetite. Related by Keyword; When Athletes Need to Let Go of Need to Win, Dude, Chill: No Need For Panic Over Medical Marijuana, 51% of Americans Say Alcohol More Dangerous Than Marijuana ... and more. Visit - http://digg.com/health/Florida_state_considers_medical_marijuana

    Florida - News, Medical Marijuana Patients Marijuana Goes Upstate, Florida moves into the number two spot when it comes to grow houses - By Francisco Alvarado - Published on November 07, 2007 | View a slideshow from several busted grow houses around South Florida. On October 18 at 10:22 p.m., Betty was watching television in the living room of her pleasant three-bedroom home in Lehigh Acres, a rural community of 90,000 that's about 12 miles east of Fort Myers. Her four-year-old daughter Nina was sound asleep in her room. Suddenly the 27-year-old single mom heard the unmistakable pop of gunfire. It was close, too close. Peeking through the curtain of her front window, she saw muzzle flashes and human silhouettes moving across the front yard of a house one block from her one-acre lot. She picked up the phone and dialed 911. visit - http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2007-11-08/news/marijuana-goes-upstate/

    Florida - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients Landmark bill targeting marijuana grow houses becomes law - MyFox Gulf Coast | TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Tuesday that the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act has been signed into law, giving Florida’s prosecutors and law enforcement essential tools to combat for-profit growers of marijuana. The new law, sponsored by Senator Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville) and Representative Nick Thompson (R-Ft. Myers), passed as House Bill 173 during the 2008 Legislative Session and was signed into law by Governor Charlie Crist Tuesday. The bill was developed because of the increasing number of grow houses operating in the state and violent crime which tend to be associated with these operations. The new law makes it a second-degree felony to grow 25 or more plants, targeting for-profit growers who exploit Florida’s previous threshold of 300 plants. The law will also make it a third-degree felony to own a house for the purpose of cultivating, packaging and distributing marijuana and a first-degree felony to grow 25 or more plants in a home with children present. visit - http://stash.norml.org/florida-bill-targeting-marijuana-grow-houses-becomes-law/

    Florida - News, Medical Marijuana Patients Home > Drug Laws > Florida's New Marijuana Grow House Law Florida's New Marijuana Grow House Law Posted on August 14, 2008 by Ron Chapman | During the last few years, I have represented several clients in both State and Federal Court who have been charged with growing marijuana plants in their homes. Therefore, I was particularly interested to learn that on July 1, 2008 a new law went into effect in Florida called the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act. The following is a news article about that Act: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Tuesday that the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act has been signed into law, giving Florida’s prosecutors and law enforcement essential tools to combat for-profit growers of marijuana. The New Law.

    The new law, sponsored by Senator Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville) and Representative Nick Thompson (R-Ft. Myers), passed as House Bill 173 during the 2008 Legislative Session and was signed into law by Governor Charlie Crist Tuesday. The bill was developed because of the increasing number of grow houses operating in the state and violent crime which tend to be associated with these operations. “Grow houses are not only furthering this dangerous drug trade within our state, they are bringing violent crime into our neighborhoods,” said Attorney General McCollum. “This new law will help protect our families and communities.” visit - http://www.justiceflorida.com/2008/08/articles/drug-laws/floridas-new-marijuana-grow-house-law/

    Florida - News, Medical Marijuana Patients New Florida Marijuana Boom House Grown Super Potent Pot | time.com — Hydroponically cultivated pot is more potent than outdoor weed and the Sunshine State is leading the nation in producing the illegal crop. California may be the center of the marijuana trade and controversies over its legalization. But Florida has passed it in one important category... Related by Keyword; Marijuana’s tipping point, Fundraising jump for marijuana group after Obama snub, Vermont legislators move to soften harsh marijuana laws ... visit - http://digg.com/politics/New_Florida_Marijuana_Boom_House_Grown_Super_Potent_Pot

    Florida - News, Medical Marijuana Patients Florida Bill Would Create Penalties Targeting Marijuana Grow Houses October 03, 2007 by Micah Colvin | Marijuana grow houses are becoming increasingly common in the suburbs of Florida, and new cultivation techniques are making it 15 times as potent as marijuana available 20 years ago. The Florida State Attorney General Bill McCollum has teamed with state legislators in creating a bill that would stiffen penalties for home marijuana growers. Among other provisions in the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act are enhanced penalties for having a child present in a grow house and having illegal drugs present in close proximity to children younger than three.

    "As Florida's Attorney General, my priority is protecting our children and our communities from the devastation of illegal drugs," said Attorney General McCollum. "This legislation targets those who grow marijuana for profit." Florida is second only to California in the number of grow houses discovered last year. Almost two-thirds of Florida's counties, 41 out of 67, had at least one grow house in their boundaries. One pound of marijuana cultivated with these techniques has a street value equivalent to a pound of cocaine.

    Growing 25 or more marijuana plants will earn a new, tougher penalty under the Act. Florida's current definition of trafficking has a minimum of 300 plants, while the federal government considers a for-profit grower a trafficker with only 100 plants. For-profit growers have taken advantage of those limits in the past. Owning a house specifically for the cultivation of marijuana will result in increased penalties as well. The bill also makes a provision for seized grow house equipment, which is currently housed for preservation of evidence, to be destroyed by law enforcement without any civil liberty after photographs or video recording of the evidence is taken. Visit - http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/402040/florida_bill_would_create_penalties.html

    Florida - History, Petition for Medical Marijuana The Marijuana Situation in Florida (2002) | In 1978, Rep. H. Lee Moffit spearheaded the swift passage of the “Controlled Substances Therapeutic Act,” a legacy of compassion in Florida’s legislative history. With nary a nay in either camber, Florida statutes 486.XX, was enacted under newly elected Governor Bob Graham. Floridians with glaucoma or cancer had legal protection from criminal prosecution. The bill was repealed after five years when legislative funding for a patient qualification review board was requested. The process of collecting the petitions throughout the state has produced two district benefits. Signatures are power. Piles of signed petitions by registered voters, one per page, are tools used to convince candidates that their constituents support candidates who support medical marijuana. The second advantage of collecting the petitions is the opportunity to interact with the public and educate them on the issue.

    The third prong of the original plan is to lobby the legislature. FL CAN’s If Not You, Who, If Not Now, When? Project has been created to combine the power of our grass roots support with a dedicated campaign. The campaign was launched March 21st timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Shafer Commission Report. If you would like to join the If Not You, Who, If Not Now, When? campaign and would like to collect petitions see the Guide to Collecting Valid Petitions, if you would like to simply sign a copy of the petition then get the petition. visit - http://www.jug-or-not.com/can/florida.htm

    Medical Cannabis, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana Informational Guide on Medical Cannabis | If you have ever heard of the song, “Lets Go Get Stoned,” as sung by Ray Charles or Joe Cocker, you know the lyrics were referring to getting high or using cannabis aka marijuana. This mind altering drug goes by other names as well; names such as weed, pot, joint, blunt, hash and mary jane are quite common among users. Cannabis is a plant that contains a chemical called cannabinoids or cannabinolidic acids. Another substance that is found in cannabis is THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which gives the users that “high” sensation. When speaking of marijuana, the actual substance used in creating the high feeling comes from the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is considered to be a schedule 1 controlled substance today, because of the THC, which can be highly potent, depending upon the concentration factor of the THC. Visit > http://www.worldmedassist.com/informational-guide-on-medical-cannabis/ < for more.

    Medical Cannabis History - REEFER MADNESS BOOKS THE REEFER MADNESS ERA, REEFER MADNESS BOOKS (Info, History) By definition, it would be a contradiction in terms to list or classify a Reefer Madness book as a work of "Non-Fiction." Thus both genres are group together here simply as "Hard Cover" books; if only to distinguish them from the "Pulp Fiction" or "Dime Store novels" discussed elsewhere. However where appropriate the terms [Fiction] and [Non-Fiction] are used. Please take note - This Index consists solely of those books that the museum has been able to locate and is in no way shape or form complete. It should be thought of only as a starting point. Visit: http://www.reefermadnessmuseum.org/

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    Florida - Info, Chris Conrad,  Author / Activist  Chris Conrad, Author / Activist | Consults with government agencies and physicians including some of the world’s foremost authorities on cannabis and patients as to their knowledge and experiences regarding cannabis. Court-qualified expert witness in cannabis cultivation, sex, genetics, cloning, crop yields, preparation, smell, medical use, personal use, dosage, consumption, sales, and commercial intent. Visit: http://www.chrisconrad.com/expert.witness/cv.html

    Medical Cannabis - LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? By Lisa Prososki, a former middle school and high school social studies, English, reading and technology teacher. Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes/1 class period Lesson Objectives: (1) Students will use cooperative learning activities to discuss opinions about medical marijuana use and see both sides of the issue, (2) Students will use decision making skills and strategies to render their own decision about the U.S. Supreme Court case related to medical marijuana use. Click > here < for more.

    Medical Cannabis - Pros & cons on medical marijuana Medical Marijuana Pro/Con * Pros & cons on medical marijuana. Science, risks, policies, & laws. Should marijuana be a medical option? This site presents in a simple, nonpartisan pro-con format, responses to the core question "Should marijuana be a medical option?" Divided questions about the topic into the issues and sub-issues listed below. All individuals and organizations quoted on our site are ranked based upon our unique credibility scale. [Note: Although physicians and attorneys are listed on this site, they do not recommend or refer either.] visit: www.medicalmarijuanaProCon.org

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    1. Since 1996, twelve states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA. Eight of the twelve did so through the initiative process. Hawaii's law was enacted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2000, Vermont's was enacted by the legislature and passed into law without the governor's signature in May 2004, Rhode Island's was passed into law over the governor's veto in January 2006, and New Mexico's legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson on April 2, 2007.

    2. The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation." And more. Visit - www.drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm

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    Medical Cannabis, Books - Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? | A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: http://www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf

    Medical Cannabis, Books - Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential Examine the pros, cons, and controversies of marijuana as medicine! | Cannabis is still sending “signals of misunderstanding.”1-3 The result is an exaggeration of beneficial or deleterious effects as well as occasional intermixture of medical science with other moral categories. This book deals with health aspects of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids while mainly factoring out societal aspects. Some authors refer to social topics that require discussion even within the bounds of a narrow handling of medicinal aspects. “Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential”. Edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD; Nova-Institut GmBH, Hürth, Germany and Ethan Russo, MD; Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, Missoula, Montana. Hard Cover (ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1507-7, ISBN-10: 0-7890-1507-2) $79.95

    Medical Cannabis, Books - Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot (Book) by Robert Randall & Alice O'Leary * This is a story of government betrayal -- a betrayal that continues today. But it is also a story of human courage and perseverance. Please take the time to read this book. Afterall, none of us are immune from the illnesses that marijuana can treat -- glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more. Some day you might need medical access to marijuana. We pray that it will be as simple as a doctor's prescription. Full text articles, news summaries, supporting organizations and states, additional resources, and information on medical marijuana. Visit: marijuana-as-medicine.org

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    Tuesday, November 18 at 08:25 AM:
    Health Law Services from Florida wrote:
    "Health Law Services is a Florida law firm that establishes the right for those with debilitating medical conditions to use medical marijuana TODAY, and in full compliance with Florida Statute and all other applicable laws. Call 1-904- 240-4378, or write to: 10752 Deerwood Park Blvd, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256, United States, or visit >> m.healthlawservices.org/ "

    Tuesday, November 18 at 08:19 AM:
    i from i wrote:
    "Judge Rejects Charlotte's Web Medical Marijuana Rules - By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 15, 2014 - Administrative Judge W. David Watkins on Friday rejected the Department of Health's proposed rules for implementing Florida's new medical marijuana law, specifically objecting to "the chance-based scenario" of a lottery. Watkins sided with rules' challengers Costa Farms, Plants of Ruskin and the Florida Medical Cannabis Association. He labeled the rules "an invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority." The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 didn't call for a lottery to select a medicinal provider; DOH rulemakers took it upon themselves to do that, the judge ruled. >> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/judge-rejects-charlottes-web-medical-marijuana-rules "

    Sunday, November 16 at 12:03 PM:
    Caregiver from Florida panhandle wrote:
    "My wife has stage 4 breast cancer and is in incredible pain. Is anyone aware of a buyers club in the area that can provide edibles? "

    Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:59 PM:
    Florida Marijuana Directory from Florida wrote:
    "The fight must and will go on here in Florida! Unfortunately, not everybody can choose to wait 2 years in hopes of medical marijuana (other than low thc) being prescribed in florida. We have talked to many families considering leaving florida in order to get the relief they need and have a higher quality of life. we started www.BuyFl420.com just recently but are gearing up to help those patients in need find QUALITY marijuana doctors, dispensaries, lawyers, and Non - Profits. keep up the good work, the majority has spoken, and its just a matter of time. Florida Marijuana directory >> www.BuyFl420.com "

    Sunday, October 19 at 01:52 PM:
    i from i wrote:
    "Morgan and Judd Debate Medical Marijuana in Florida - On Monday night, attorney John Morgan and Polk Sheriff Grady Judd went head-to-head debating medical marijuana in Florida. Morgan has been a major supporter of Amendment 2, which would allow access to marijuana for Florida residents with debilitating diseases. Judd has been vocal at opposing the amendment, saying that it is “deeply flawed,” and passing the amendment would be a huge mistake. Judd highlighted the legislation’s loopholes that he believes were intentionally crafted. He stressed the importance of specifying which diseases and conditions qualify a patient for treatment with medical marijuana in the legislation. Read more >> http://www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/10/14/morgan-and-judd-debate-medical-marijuana-in-florida/ "

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 08:05 AM:
    A nurse in Florida from Sarasota County wrote:
    "Does anyone know where or with who I would put in an employment application to one of the clinics opening in the area when this legislation passes? "

    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM:
    Tracey from Kissimmee, Florida wrote:
    "Can anyone tell me where to get signs & bumper stickers "Say yes to amendment 2" "

    Wednesday, September 3 at 07:32 AM:
    i wrote:
    "Florida's Amendment 2 Debated in a Community Conversation - Both advocates and those opposing use of medical cannabis gathered in Florida on Wednesday to discuss a proposal to amend the state constitution to allow medical cannabis in Florida. Panelists gathered at the State College of Florida Bradenton campus for “A Community Conversation” discussing Amendment 2 at length. Panelists included Jessica Spencer, statewide coalition director for the Vote No on 2! Campaign; Palmetto Police Chief Rick Wells; medical marijuana researcher Greg Gerdeman; and Bob and Cathy Jordan of Parrish, activists for medical cannabis. The discussion was moderated by Bradenton Herald Editorial Page Editor Chris Wille and SCF President Carol Probstfeld. >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/08/21/floridas-amendment-2-debated-in-a-community-conversation/ "

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM:
    Peter from Delray Beach FL wrote:
    "We are passionate about spreading the word on the importance of medical marijuana being approved in FL. This is an encouraging video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANs7ZkizUoI. Feel free to share it and help everyone realize that medical marijuana can offer healing and relief to so many people. We are hosting seminars to educate as many people as possible on medical marijuana and help them understand the importance of voting "YES" on Amendment 2 in November in FL. Please help us make this viral www.mmjedu.com. Thank you for your support! "

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM:
    Karen from NORML of Florida wrote:
    "Now all we need is for the voters to show up at the polls ... 88% in favor in Florida for medical - www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/28/florida-marijuana-legalization-recreational-poll_n_5626816.html - EVERYBODY, Be NORML ... or be Enslaved -- Karen Goldstein, Director, NORML of Florida"

    Friday, July 11 at 09:35 AM:
    i wrote:
    "Mother of Cancer Patient Advocates for Pharmaceutical- Grade Cannabis Medicine in NACP Video, CannaViewpoints - Alexandria, Va., July 8, 2014 – A Florida mother's experience making cannabis- based medicine for her ailing daughter is the focus of the National Association of Cannabis Pharmacy's (NACP) latest segment in its video series, CannaViewpoints, scheduled to appear on the NACP website (www.NACPrx.net) on Thursday, July 10. Moriah Barnhardt, whose three year-old daughter Dahlia suffers from an aggressive form of brain cancer, creates a form of cannabis oil in the kitchen of her home as a supplement to the chemotherapy prescribed by Dahlia's doctor. While the combination of medicines seems to be effective, Barnhardt says she looks forward to the day when pharmaceutical grade cannabis medicine will be available.

    “I feel that tested medicine of any form including cannabis oil is just an absolute necessity, it’s not even something that’s more ideal it is a necessity. I have to ensure that there’s no contaminant in anything that I give her because she’s immunosuppressed where a simple cold could kill her, think of what contaminants in any kind of food or medicine can do,” Barnhardt said. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not oversee the manufacture of medical marijuana, leaving the rules governing the growing and processing of cannabis products to the 23 states and the District of Columbia which have enacted laws to legalize its medical use. States are not required to impose the same quality control standards as the FDA.

    Further, the dispensing is left primarily to caregivers who must apply for permits but who are not required to have formal medical and/or pharmaceutical training. “Moriah Barnhardt’s story is a compelling example of the need to provide patients and caregivers who are seeking cannabis-based therapies with the same safety and quality assurances that licensed professionals are required to provide with every other medicine,” said Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh, CSP, Board Member of NACP. The newly-formed NACP supports scientifically conducted clinical studies as a way to establish safety for cannabis-based products in the burgeoning industry known to the public as “medical marijuana,” or as NACP prefers to say “cannabis- based medicines.”

    Among the policy position statements in the association’s website; “We believe cannabis-based products are safest for consumers when they are produced with good manufacturing or compounding standards, have consistent bioavailability, and are properly labeled by dosage type, strength and indication.” Barnhardt recently returned to her home state of Florida from Colorado where she lived temporarily in order to legally administer cannabis oil as a medical treatment. Because Florida law does not yet permit the use of marijuana for any purpose, including medical use, Barnhardt sought and received special permission from Florida authorities to continue Dahlia’s treatment.

    More information is available online at (www.NACPrx.net). "

    Friday, July 11 at 09:32 AM:
    i wrote:
    "On Monday, Florida regulators hosted a workshop on how to implement the state’s new medical marijuana law. The Florida Department of Health hosted the day-long, standing-room-only workshop in Tallahassee to discuss procedures for implementing the new law to allow non- euphoric, non-inhalable cannabis to certain patients. Governor Rick Scott recently signed a bill that will allow certain patients to use medical marijuana to treat their conditions. Under the law, qualifying patients will have access to a non- euphoric strain of medical marijuana called Charlotte’s Web. Individuals attending the workshop identified problems in the department’s proposal. Read more >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/07/08/florida-hosts-workshop-on-proposed-medical-marijuana-rules "

    Saturday, March 22 at 05:32 PM:
    Christopher B. from Sarasota, Florida wrote:
    "Aloha~! I am a Student at SCF (state College of Florida), I am trying to make a small Documentary film on legalization of Marijuana/Cannabis. I have the school/class/teacher supports. However the problem I have I am in need of CERTIFIED-or- CREDITABLE resourceful individuals or networks, to help enlighten others to the cause. The film will consist of interview(s), facts, historical content. A very clean intelligent presentation, to convey a better image, and better awareness then a joe-smo smoking a bowl. I would like to begin developing this by next week, building contacts, etc. for production. My alternative if I have no replies is do a different type document. If anyone is interested please contact me by two direct means:

    Cellphone: 941-237-1134
    Email: l5o55v5e@yahoo.com

    Please leave a message of yourself, contacts, best time to return reply, and how you can help.

    Thank you for your time and Patients~!

    Christopher B. "

    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 08:21 PM:
    Karen Goldstein, Director from NORML of Florida wrote:
    "The 16th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit at Tobacco Road, produced by Poppy Palace Productions, and NORML of Florida, will be STREAMED LIVE on - CURVELINETV.COM. Be sure to tell your friends who can't join us at the event. We will be streaming music, art, and many of the speakers. The Benefit starts at 5PM and ends at 3AM ... a telethon for Medical Marijuana!!!!

    Be NORML "

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 01:39 PM:
    me from here wrote:
    " TALLAHASSEE - From the beginning, the legislative push to legalize medical marijuana came with a deep- seated sense of impending doom. “Slim to none,” were the chances state Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, gave a bill she filed this year to legalize medical marijuana.

    Her comments came during an April 1 news conference with more than a month left in the legislative session. Her bill, and one filed by state Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, did not receive a committee hearing this session. Though supporters hit a legislative brick wall, legalization supporters did maintain a sense of optimism. And for good reason.

    Two days before the Capitol news conference, John Morgan, one of the state’s most prominent attorneys, stroked a $100,000 check to People United for Medical Marijuana, a political committee gearing up to push a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. Morgan, who is a top Democratic donor, is also the committee’s chairman. He got involved because two decades ago his father used marijuana to help his battle with cancer.

    “He was against illegal drugs, but my brother Tim said ‘You might want to try this,’ ” Morgan said. “He had an appetite and his anxiety went down.” Visit - http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-07-01/story/big-marijuana-sugar-daddies-politics-behind-push-legalize-medical "

    Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 07:24 PM:
    i wrote:
    " Interesting 'infographic' re cannabis, olfactory and odor mitigation…

    http://i.imgur.com/XfBwJgO.png

    Regards,

    -Allen NORML

    From: Kelsey Libert <kelsey@frac.tl> To: ALLEN STPIERRE <allen@norml.org>

    Hi Allen,

    As a Florida resident, I got a good laugh out of Steve Berke's "Get Smokey" satire. Especially since the Rolling Stone lists Florida as "super sketch" when it comes to marijuana legalization. While marijuana might not be legal in our state (yet!), there are plenty of states that offer legal medicinal marijuana. Since pot smokers everywhere want to reduce the smell in their home, my team set out to answer two age old questions - "just how far does the smell of marijuana smoke travel?" and, "what methods reduce that smell most?"

    We made 5 DIY sploofs (which trap the smell of marijuana), and we tested those against the four most common smoking mechanisms: a bowl, a joint, a bong and a vaporizer. We then used a Fluke 985 Particle Counter to test the diffusion of marijuana particles throughout our apartment. We discovered which methods were best to eliminate marijuana odor, and summed up our results in this exclusive infographic (secondary findings).

    Check out some examples here:

    http://i.imgur.com/58zeewB.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/2pPAEtu.jpg "

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 08:02 AM:
    i wrote:
    " Smell of marijuana: Who needs a search warrant when police use their nose? Law enforcement regularly cites pot odor as reason to search; defense attorneys concerned - by Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel

    Who needs a search warrant when you've got a nose? It's a common phrase in South Florida arrest reports: the scent of marijuana wafting from a suspect's vehicle. And while the detail may seem amusing, it's actually a serious legal requirement that traces its roots to a prohibition-era U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

    In Florida and across the country, the smell of pot gives law enforcement the right to search a person or vehicle without a warrant. Locally, arrest reports from South Florida law enforcement agencies frequently highlight this move in action. One example is Boca Raton, where police say they regularly intercept suspected burglars and thieves by stopping their vehicles on traffic violations, then invoking stench of pot to initiate a search, according to probable cause affidavits. In many of the Boca cases, the search leads to the recovery of glass-breaking window punches, stolen credit and debit cards, and other stolen items, arrest reports say.

    "If you smell marijuana, it's evidence of a crime," said Officer Sandra Boonenberg, spokeswoman for Boca Raton Police Services Department. "To me, it's common sense," said Lt. Ron Barerez, head of the Broward Sheriff's Office narcotics division, who said smell-based searches are also a regular occurrence in Broward County. "If you smell marijuana, a reasonable person would believe that marijuana is there." Barerez continued: "I would almost say a cop would be negligent in his duty if he didn't search a vehicle after smelling it." He said the smell of pot in a vehicle often indicates other criminal activity, like possession of cocaine and pills, not to mention potential impairment.

    "Its definitely an avenue that has opened up many investigations for police officers," Barerez said. But as perceptions and laws surrounding marijuana change around the country, the ability to conduct warrantless searches based on the smell of marijuana has faced some challenges from forces both inside and outside law enforcement. In Florida, recent cases in Sarasota and Pinellas County have cast doubt on some officers' claims they were able to smell the marijuana cited in their probable cause affidavits and search warrant applications. And in Massachusetts, where voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, a state court struck down the ability to smell and search in 2011. Visit - http://www.orlandosentinel.com/fl-marijuana-probable-cause-20130605,0,1276210.story?track=rss "

    Tuesday, May 28 at 10:31 AM:
    Karen from NORML of Florida wrote:
    " Hi All - Here's an article from the Sun-Sentinel generally considered to be the Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale and north) paper. - Karen - http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-medical-marijuana-mayocol-b052813-20130527,0,6784570.column "

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 08:21 PM:
    i from i wrote:
    " http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/fl-readers-view-drugs-20130118,0,7360820.story --- Let us stop criminalizing marijuana users - by Paul Armentano January 18, 2013 | Kudos to Kingsley Guy for acknowledging that it is "time to re-think" America's war on drugs (Jan.13), and for recognizing that a majority of the public now favors regulating marijuana consumption by adults. The modern drug war is fueled by the criminalization of marijuana. Police made 757,969 arrests in 2011 for marijuana-related offenses, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual Uniform Crime Report. Nearly nine out of 10 of those arrested were charged with violating marijuana possession laws — not for growing, trafficking, or selling cannabis. According to the report, marijuana arrests now comprise one- half of all illicit drug arrests in the United States. Despite law enforcement's growing fixation with arresting cannabis consumers, a record percentage of Americans are saying, "No more.""

    Thursday, March 21 at 08:18 PM:
    Karen from NORML of Florida wrote:
    "It's official. Florida, once again, has bills in both the Florida Senate and the Florida House. The Senate Bill, "The Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act" SB 1250, and The House Bill "Medical Cannabis" HB 1139, have been filed. Sen. Jeff Clemens (D) from Palm Beach County and Rep. Katie Edwards (D) of Broward County are the Bills' sponsors. The wording of the Bills was created by William Wohlsifer, Esq., Libertarian Party Regional Representative, who worked closely with us to carefully prepare a seed-to-sale model, similar to Colorado.

    Wish us luck!
    ---
    Karen Goldstein,
    Director
    NORML of Florida
    954.303.9254 "

    Thursday, March 21 at 08:10 PM:
    i from i wrote:
    "John Morgan, Obama fundraiser and Crist boss, to lead medical-pot initiative in FL | John Morgan, a major President Obama fundraiser and the boss of former Gov. Charlie Crist, is taking the reins of a Florida medical marijuana initiative, promising to pump major money and political muscle into the popular issue. Morgan, a top Florida trial lawyer based in Orlando, said he's ready to tap a network of donors and his personal bank account to get the measure in front of voters in 2014 as a proposed constitutional amendment. “I can get the money. I have the money. I will be joined by people with money who will help,” said Morgan. “I’ve been very fortunate in life, and I can make it happen.” It could cost as much as $3.5 million to fund paid- petition gatherers to collect the valid signatures of 683,149 Florida voters needed to get a measure on the ballot. An ad and absentee-ballot campaign could cost up to $10 million more. Constitutional amendments need to be approved in Florida with 60 percent of the vote. Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2013/03/john-morgan-obama-fundraiser-and-crist-boss-to-lead-medical-pot-initiative-in-fl.html#storylink=cpy "

    Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 06:19 AM:
    Donna Drake from Orlando Chapter, Moms For Marijuana (Tampa, FLA) wrote:
    "Moms for Marijuana is a grassroots network and organization of parents and other citizens across the world who are concerned with the ignorant war that continues to be fought against the Cannabis (Hemp or Marijuana) plant, and how it is negatively affecting the future generations of this earth.

    We focus on raising awareness, promoting education, and creating discussion regarding every variety and use of Cannabis. We stand together to demand that it is time to thoroughly research and openly discuss the numerous benefits of this plant.

    It is Moms for Marijuana's beliefs:

    -That the Cannabis plant is a renewable, sustainable, and versatile resource that has been overlooked and distorted for too long. All around the world, the truth about Cannabis is being realized and it is time for our governments to start discussing and changing all Cannabis laws to reflect the will of the people.

    -That our governments should research and utilize all the potential benefits of this plant, and encourage locally grown Cannabis products be made available to the public through a taxed and regulated market.

    -That as with all drugs, Marijuana should not be used by developing minds under the age of legal consent, without parental guidance, as well as the recommendation and continous evaluation by a licensed medical physician.

    -That the access our children have to the drug, Marijuana, can be drastically reduced through legalization and regulation. In order to keep this drug out of the hands of our kids, Marijuana needs to be taken off of streets and away from the black market.

    -That our children should be educated on all aspects of Cannabis; from the thousands of medical, recreational, industrial, agricultural, environmental, spiritual, and economic benefits - to the repercussions, risks and history associated with the Cannabis plant. Learn more >>

    www.momsformarijuana.com
    www.facebook.com/donnadrakeorlandofloridamom4mj?ref=tn_tnmn
    www.facebook.com/#!/OrlandoMoms4MJ
    "

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 04:52 AM:
    S.H.S. from Ontario, Canada wrote:
    " It appears that Florida has no provision to allow medical marijuana patients access to medicine. I am a liscensed medical marijuana patient from southern Ontario, Canada. My family owns property in FLA and I would like to be able to spend time in Florida while maintaining my prescribed health care and medication regimen. Laws that keep people from their medication endanger the health of visitors to the state (opening up the state to legal liability). The same policy will also discourage some Canadian visitors altogether and likely prove very costly to the fragile Florida economy. I hope that those working to gain legal access to medical marijuana for Florida residents will take into consideration the status of mm patients visiting Florida from other states (with medical marijuana laws) and certainly Canada. Are efforts being made to allow Canadian mm patients visiting Florida and who possess a valid liscense to possess dried marijuana ( issued by Health Canada's MMAD ), the legal right to possess medical marijuana during their FLA stay? I hope that soon I can follow my physician's treatment plan AND have a winter getaway. Hopefully these issues can be resolved prior to the next cold winter.

    S.H.S.
    Ontario, Canada "

    Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 07:10 AM:
    Karen from NORML wrote:
    "This was on the radio here in South Florida this past week. It was a really good show and I hope that this link works for you.

    Karen Goldstein, Director
    NORML of Florida
    NORMLFlorida@gmail.com
    954.303.9254

    http://www.wlrn.org/radio/programs/topical-currents/archive/cannibinomics-the-marijuana-policy-tipping-point/
    --
    Be NORML "

    Friday, March 4, 2011 at 03:46 PM:
    PotSpot 411 from CA wrote:
    "http://www.potspot411.com has a free 420 classifieds section. Make a free ad. "

    Monday, December 20, 2010 at 07:59 PM:
    Rie from Canada wrote:
    " I will be visiting Sarasota soon and I will be in need of medical mariuanna when I arrive. I have my Section 56 card as wel my legal grow card from health canada. I am just not sure if there are compassion centers there or where they would be Thanks "

    Saturday, November 27 at 03:16 PM:
    ActivistCat from South Florida wrote:
    "Activistcat.com is a new informative educational website regarding the medicinal use and prohibition. This site is loaded with articles, videos, and so much more. A great educational tool for the activists, politicians, doctors and Dept. of Justice. Check it out, Pass it on. Tell the decision makers to educate themselve here - http://activistcat.com/ "

    Sunday, October 10 at 08:05 AM:
    Wild Billz from California now residing in Tampa... wrote:
    "I wanted to know what are those individuals in FL doing to receive medication or what other options do they have apart from medicinal marijuana??? The site was very helpful and if there is anything I could do please let me know..."

    Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 03:25 PM:
    Shana Lamphere from Florida wrote:
    " I am a Multiple Sclerosis patient, I was prescribed marinol however it is to exspencive to purchase with a disability and little pay. I have applied for assistance with the medication but there is nothing available for multiple sclerosis. I have sever spasms in both legs , along with sever pain. If medical marijuana was available them maybe I could afford to pay for some relief of my symptoms . It is sad that others can not understand what it is like to live a life with a chronic debilatating disease, the pain and spasms alone are not something you would wish on anyone : however I do hope that the people in Tallahassee that make the laws never have someone they love or they themselves have to live a life like I do. I have writtten letters and legislators do not get it , they think we are full of crap. I do wish they could just live in my shoes for one DAY!!!! It would change their minds on legalizing Medical Marijuana."

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 07:15 AM:
    citizen from USA wrote:
    "The first thing to understand is that when the PEOPLE (you and me), want to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, is that Tallahassee (those currently in charge) have enacted several rules that must be followed exactly. The current Florida State government system makes it difficult for the common folks like you and me to directly change our Florida State Constitution. However; legalized medical marijuana laws have now been changed and adopted in several states. Since 1996, thirteen states have now made marijuana legal by prescription: California, Alaska, Montana, Michigan, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. If they could do it in those states surely we Floridians can make our great state of Florida number fourteen. visit - http://www.changethelaw.org/ "

    Tuesday, June 24, 2009 at 12:45 PM:
    me from here wrote:
    "Florida State Chapter Of Americans For Safe Access. org Americans for Safe Access ensures safe access and legal access to medical cannabis (medical marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. Americans for Safe Access is the nation’s largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

    Chris Kenoyer
    Florida State ASA Chapter Director
    Phone 954-861-7464
    http://www.safeaccessflorida.org"

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 01:58 PM:
    Chad Brasch from Florida wrote:
    "i would like to know what qualifys someone for medical marijuana in Florida. Please give me a response at aftercrack@aim.com "

    Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 10:42 AM:
    Bradley Burns from Lake County, Florida wrote:
    "I am 18 and have glaucoma. It has made me go completely blind in my left eye. I was wondering if I am eligable for Medical Cannabis"

    Sunday, May 20 at 07:35 PM:
    Torey Beare from Boca Raton, Florida wrote:
    " I have OCD (oppsessive compulsive disorder) and I think Medical Cannabis would help?"

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