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Author Topic: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....  (Read 520 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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John Morgan , of Morgan and Morgan law firm, is once again getting the ball rolling, to get medical marijuana legal here in Florida. On the last election 58% of the people voted for it,  but it needed 60% to pass.

I am pretty confident this will pass on the next election.


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/state.html



Video:

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/video.html?clip=http://static.cfnews13.com/newsvideo/cfn/john-morgan-medical-marijuana.f4v&vtitle=John%20Morgan%20to%20match%20medical%20marijuana%20campaign%20donations
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 4/1/15,  t-cells are at 437,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 15%

  
 63 years young.

Offline Richie_R2

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 01:13:38 PM »
Meanwhile, in my neck of the woods:

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/10/1392180/-Kansas-medical-marijuana-mom-officially-charged-faces-17-years-in-prison-if-convicted?detail=email

As I posted when I saw this on Facebook, I have lived in KS and had to struggle to keep my meds down--- developed a resistance to the whole Non-Nuke class as a result of throwing up meds because I couldn't get access, even though doctor said I really needed to try it after other anti-nausea meds didn't work. (Marinol was available but, being a pill, also wouldn't stay down unless I was very careful with coordinating timing of onset-of-effectiveness with meds and food and how long I could be "out of it", which wasn't possible with work.)

They took her children away... I mean look at her... clearly that is the face of a threat to society!  She should have been drinking Glenlivet, or whatever version of ethanol the Kansas congressmen prefer to imbibe while writing cannabinol laws that put mothers in prison for two decades.

F*ck these people! F.U., KS! (That's Friends University... in Wichita, KS.)
Richie "R2". the Rocket Surgeon

Offline wolfter

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 08:58:18 AM »
The tides are turning all around us.  Even conservative Ohio is on the verge of legalizing it.  My own mother changed her mindset a few years back when she saw it was the only thing that ceased my naseau and allowed me to eat. 
Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline bubba53

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 09:14:17 AM »
Its crazy !
lots of untapped revenue ,
it would be taxed so heavily it would probably wipe out the national dept.
"Who put the pepper in the....Vaseline  ? " Coffee Butler

Offline Richie_R2

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 11:37:33 AM »
I can understand why states are hesitant to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Politicians are terrified of anything which could "blow back on" them, a la Willie Horton.

I believe they should. I believe Prohibition is well-documented to cause a million problems more than it solves (see the Indiana HIV outbreak thread for example), and it certainly doesn't apply to something as harmless as weed, yet causes just as many problems (~750,000 arrests per year = that many lives ruined by a record, and a correspondingly lower income for life, with lower tax revenue as a result, not even counting cost-of-incarceration) as it purports to "solve". It is especially troubling, given the documented roots in racism and the corporate interest in preventing competition with cotton and lumber that started and funded the propaganda machine that led to Marijuana Prohibition.

But there is no excuse, none, for prohibiting the use of cannabis as a medicine for those who need it. There's no more "we need more evidence" excuse; the evidence is in. If you haven't seen it, watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta's documentary "Weed" on CNN Keeping THC as a Schedule 1 controlled substance is a slap in the face to both the medical community and to the patients who need this.

CNN's Sanjay Gupta Special Report, "Weed" :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3IMfIQ_K6U

History of Prohibition:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States

The Racist History of Cannabis Prohibition:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/marijuana-prohibition-racist_n_4590190.html

http://thedea.org/prohibhistory.html
Richie "R2". the Rocket Surgeon

Offline OneTampa

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 08:07:31 PM »


 8)   ::)
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline wolfter

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 07:01:20 AM »
I had to seek out some medical dope just last night.  It had been a while since I needed it.  My anxiety has been horrible for several days and it did its job.  I even forgot to have my evening wine.  :)
Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline bubba53

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 11:15:41 AM »
I like mine in baked goods ...
Just can't tolerate smoking anything , tastes gross to me.
"Who put the pepper in the....Vaseline  ? " Coffee Butler

Offline initforlife

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 11:49:13 AM »
I haven't smoke any since high school. I often wondered if it  would help with my depression.. I do have a drink now and then. but was warned not to with the Ad they just put me on.
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

Offline wolfter

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 01:17:40 PM »
I haven't smoke any since high school. I often wondered if it  would help with my depression.. I do have a drink now and then. but was warned not to with the Ad they just put me on.

Not sure if we're allowed to promote breaking the law?  I have so changed my mindset also about the entire issue.  I'm kinda like one of those hyprocrites who changes a personal stance once affected/benefited from it.  I have mild depression issues and I know it helps me during the worst of the worst.  It's  more acceptable around here to address issues with alcohol than partake in that nastiness. 

With the mood I was in this morning, I was ready to go the "old school" route.  I was sitting here in this depressive, with what's the fucking point type of thoughts.  I was thinking about going to one of my watering holes and numb it all.  Smoked just a little and it cleared up so much.  I managed to look at my disgusting house and start focusing on getting it back in order and other similar type thoughts.

I've decided that this is definitely a natural herb that has magical powers.  But I also know if I do it while out with buddies then it'simply recreational.  :)    Until recent times I didn't enjoy doing it around other people.  But I notice I definitely drink a LOT less when being a little weed buzzed and I have a better time and entertain people.
Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline Almost2late

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2015, 05:07:18 PM »
Hoping this will pass this time around .. Just seems so silly having something so much better for people than alcohol prohibited..

Saw this on the internets..
http://news.ubc.ca/2015/06/08/medical-cannabis-company-donates-1-million-to-explore-plants-healing-potential/
And this...
http://mobile.aidsmap.com/Consider-cannabis-use-when-assessing-middle-aged-and-older-patients-with-HIV-say-US-investigators/page/2977238

I actually smoke a little before at night, helps me sleep.


Offline anniebc

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Re: The campaign is on again for medical marijuana in Florida,....
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2015, 05:29:52 PM »
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/275858/cannabis-oil-treatment-on-way-to-nz-patient

I still can't believe they won't legalise it for everyone, why let people suffer when this will help.

Aroha
Jan :-*
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