Maria Mills Greenfield
March 10, 2010 – At the state capitol in Tallahassee, Rep. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) and co-sponsors introduce the first legislation in the history of Florida (HJR 1407) to put the issue of medical cannabis to a vote. Observing that ” In Florida, seven people a day… die from using prescription drugs. No one on Florida dies from medicinal cannabis”, Rep Clemens also notes the “pill mill” problem in Florida, which sells 85% of the Oxycodone in America – “To me it makes absolutely no sense that we would not allow people to use a safer drug – something that helps with their issues, yet doesn’t cause all the problems that some of those prescription narcotics cause”.
Cathy Jordan, President of FLCAN, spoke about the need for medical cannabis patients to educate and advocate for themselves.
Other advocacy organizations were represented:
* Patients Out of Time:
* Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access:
* People United for Medical Marijuana:
Please visit the Florida Cannabis Action Network to find out how you can help: