U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Legalize medical marijuana in FL?
Yes, for amendment 2 59 73.75%
no, against amendment 2 14 17.50%
Not sure 7 8.75%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-26-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
343 posts, read 253,059 times
Reputation: 458

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by jburress View Post
This is the list of conditions that would qualify:
  • cancer
  • epilepsy
  • glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis


It's up to the doctors and politicians to make sure that only those who qualify are able to access it.

Comparing cannabis to opium is like comparing apples to oranges. If there are doctors who unlawfully supply to patients, then it's up to the legal system to prosecute them. Denying people (some with conditions that will kill them) relief because of the possibility of someone illegally obtaining cannabis is immoral in my opinion.
So misleading.
You leave off one of the most important sentences in the "list of conditions that qualify":

"...or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. "

This leaves the door WIDE OPEN for abuse, and if this amendment gets passed into our constitution, we will never be able to fix it. At least if it goes through the Legislature, and errors that happen, can be fixed at a later time.

http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/i...df/50438-3.pdf
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-26-2016, 06:17 PM
 
2,491 posts, read 1,413,898 times
Reputation: 5180
So you're worried doctors might prescribe weed over say the numerous other pain killers they have access to and actually can lead to stronger harder drugs?

Quite frankly weed is the lesser of the evils, might help some people and even if it gets abused probably isn't nearly as bad as the abuse going on with current drugs already available. Seems win win to me.

Compared to alcohol, Oxy or the numbers other drugs weed is pretty harmless. There is also no reason what so ever for it to be illegal. Except of course to line the pockets of police departments and corporations running jails.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-26-2016, 07:37 PM
 
2,576 posts, read 1,104,869 times
Reputation: 3409
Quote:
Originally Posted by aridon View Post
So you're worried doctors might prescribe weed over say the numerous other pain killers they have access to and actually can lead to stronger harder drugs?

Quite frankly weed is the lesser of the evils, might help some people and even if it gets abused probably isn't nearly as bad as the abuse going on with current drugs already available. Seems win win to me.

Compared to alcohol, Oxy or the numbers other drugs weed is pretty harmless. There is also no reason what so ever for it to be illegal. Except of course to line the pockets of police departments and corporations running jails.
Thanks for saving me some time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2016, 05:36 PM
 
2,541 posts, read 2,146,568 times
Reputation: 3822
Against. Let's be real, many people who claim they support this for the "medical" aspect are simply full of it. There ought to be more studies done on people who have caused car accidents while having THC in their system.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2016, 06:24 PM
 
10,575 posts, read 10,809,995 times
Reputation: 5224
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanCrossroads View Post
Against. Let's be real, many people who claim they support this for the "medical" aspect are simply full of it. There ought to be more studies done on people who have caused car accidents while having THC in their system.
You mean like all those people who use alcohol and wreck their cars, you know, a legal drug?

Let's hope you never get cancer and need pain relief or an appetite stimulant
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2016, 06:52 PM
 
17,457 posts, read 10,534,564 times
Reputation: 8351
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopchop0 View Post
You mean like all those people who use alcohol and wreck their cars, you know, a legal drug?
So adding to the problem is a good idea???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2016, 07:25 PM
 
10,575 posts, read 10,809,995 times
Reputation: 5224
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatCA View Post
So adding to the problem is a good idea???
I'd rather have a marijuana problem than a prescription opiate problem people are dying every from ODing on narcotics. As for alcohol, it's not clear that marijuana is any worse than it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2016, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
343 posts, read 253,059 times
Reputation: 458
The red herrings in this thread are amazing. This amendment has nothing to do with alcohol, or opiods. That fact that the supporters have to keep bringing them up, proves their arugments are hollow, and purely emotional. This amendment needs to fail, just like it did in 2014.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2016, 11:35 AM
 
1,750 posts, read 1,623,723 times
Reputation: 1067
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopchop0 View Post
I'd rather have a marijuana problem than a prescription opiate problem people are dying every from ODing on narcotics. As for alcohol, it's not clear that marijuana is any worse than it
I knew someone who died at 53 in 2001(heart attack). Smoked 2 ounces of pot in 2-3 days. He was on disability and collected $2500 from the Canadian/American governments. He lost his house because he wasted his $ on pot and eating out all the time. Very often he stared at the ceiling and did nothing but watching stupid tv shows all day long.

I also know this other guy who says pot is a gateway drug (at least for him). Pretty much he ruined his life graduating from that to harder drugs. Neither prescription drugs nor pot are good. It may be helpful to people with terminal illnesses but people are interested in making $ selling it (I hear Denver/Seattle are becoming filthier from all the low-lives who moved there once pot became legal).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2016, 11:44 AM
 
10,575 posts, read 10,809,995 times
Reputation: 5224
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedneckRebel View Post
The red herrings in this thread are amazing. This amendment has nothing to do with alcohol, or opiods. That fact that the supporters have to keep bringing them up, proves their arugments are hollow, and purely emotional. This amendment needs to fail, just like it did in 2014.
Sure it does, you're railing against legalizing something when we have far worse legal already.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:27 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top