Self-proclaimed “decriminalization advocate” Jeff Clemens (D) of Florida just proposed an amendment to Florida’s constitution that would legalize weed for medical use! Clemens, after noticing all the pharmaceutical abuse in his state, says “there’s no sense in letting people use artificial drugs like oxycodone or methadone while banning a medicine that is safer and natural.”
Clemens also went on to say that legalizing herb could be a “great financial benefit to the state of Florida as a whole, bring in anywhere from $5 million to $12 million.”
According to his legislation, cannabis would only be legal if prescribed to patients with debilitating conditions, much like how pain pills are freely prescribed by unscrupulous doctors in his state. Although Clemens says pain pill abuse kills up to six people a day in Florida, he correctly states “medical marijuana has never killed anyone.” He also says that many recent laws passed to “curb pill mills would also make sure that medical marijuana was not abused.”
“We have a lot of people suffering here in the state of Florida, and I don’t think we need to be telling them that prescription narcotics are the way to go when we have other more natural avenues for them,” Clemens said.
Anyhow, according to a new poll conducted by a Republicrat…er uhm a Republican firm called Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates, which asked point blank: “If there was a Constitutional Amendment on the statewide ballot to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes only when prescribed by a practicing physician and the election were held today, would you vote YES to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes or NO to stop it?” 57 percent of Floridians said YES!
With a recent ABC News Poll showing that all across this great nation 81 percent of voters support medical weed and with 57 percent of Floridians saying they’d legalize medi-pot RIGHT NOW…how can legalizing medical marijuana in Florida not make it to the 2012 ballot? Oh that’s right…both the Florida House and Senate are controlled by the Republican Party. We’ll keep ya posted.