Florida Sheriffs Launch Medical Marijuana Opposition Campaign
Weirdly, the FSA was outspoken about getting the Charlotte's Web bill pushed through, which by definition, has it admitting that marijuana can be medicinal.
"Charlotte's Web," which is a strain of marijuana that has had the THC levels -- the stuff in weed that gets you high -- removed, is used to help children who suffer from a rare form of epilepsy.
The bill passed a Florida House Judiciary Committee earlier this week, which would make it legal to prescribe Charlotte's Web to the kids who need it.
Because, it's medicinal.
In response to the "Don't Let Florida Go to Pot" campaign, United for Care sent out an email blast asking supporters for donations.
"The [FSA] just backed a very narrow strain of medical marijuana usable for epilepsy -- so there is no dispute that marijuana is actually medicine," United for Care Campaign Manager Ben Pollara wrote. "Apparently, they're willing to turn their backs on all of the other patients who are in need."
There was never doubt that Amendment 2 would start to meet serious resistance that went past just the kooks who say dumb things about marijuana.
But the FSA's organized campaign poses a serious threat, which means the fight to get Amendment 2 passed is very much on.
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