In 1966, I was involved in the beginning of the high tech industry. Today, I can say I am at the beginning of a whole new industry in Florida, medical marijuana. Eliot and I attended a medical cannabis seminar today, hosted by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the event was to inform members about the status of medical marijuana in Florida
1-This past June, Governor Rick Scott approved a bill that effectively puts into action a state constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana.
2-The amendment increases the number of approved marijuana dispensaries in Florida from seven to 17. Each dispensary can open 25 centers.
3-Florida residents who are eligible to be prescribed marijuana are those with cancer. epilepsy, glaucoma, ALS, Crohns Disease, PSTD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, HIV/AIDS, and terminally ill patients.
4-The drug, either low-THC (non-euphoric) marijuana or full-strength marijuana,—must be consumed in oil or edible forms.
There were plenty of other facts but these are the ones I am sure of. The reason why I am so interested in this subject is because I am pretty sure that marijuana will relieve some of the pain that so many folks are enduring.
It’s interesting to note that the majority of the 75 people who attended today’s conference, all had one thing in common: “They all wanted to help those who can’t help themselves.”
More on this subject in a couple of weeks.