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  1. US FL: LTE: Rabbi's Pot Remark Silly And Dangerous
    The Palm Beach Post, 19 Jul 2014 - I read the front-page article ("Parents speak out at medical pot seminar," July 12) and the coverage of the Florida Cannabis Coalition in Boca Raton about the business of "medical" marijuana, where attendees paid $99 to hear industry leaders. What struck me most were the last two paragraphs: "Orthodox Rabbi Aaron of Miami said he attended because he is interested in marijuana both for its medical use and as a potential personal investment. As for its bad reputation, man makes booze, God makes cannabis. Who do you trust?"
  2. US FL: Column: 5 Growers May Hit ( Jack)Pot With Medical
    The Palm Beach Post, 16 Jul 2014 - When I moved to Florida 30 years ago, it was for a job as a newspaper writer. If only I had a crystal ball. It would have told me to open a plant nursery - preferably someplace in Northeast Florida. But short of a crystal ball, how was I to know?
  3. US FL: Opponents Say Amendment 2 Is 'De Facto Legalization' Of
    Tallahassee Democrat, 16 Jul 2014 - Opponents of Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative criticized the language of Amendment 2 Wednesday and pointed to growing concerns in other states that have allowed recreational use of the drug. "Don't fool yourself," said Drug Free America Foundation Executive Director Calvina Faye. "This amendment is de facto legalization."
  4. US FL: PUB LTE: Doctor's Letter About Marijuana Misleading
    Florida Today, 15 Jul 2014 - The recent letter, "Where's the scientific proof of pot's benefits?" by a local physician was extremely informative but misleading. The writer, Dr. John C. Lozito, is a well-respected physician whose integrity is beyond reproach. However, there are times when one's objectivity is clouded by trying to maintain the status quo. Dr. Lozito argues against medical marijuana because of the lack of scientific evidence.
  5. US FL: PUB LTE: No Help For The Pain
    Tampa Tribune, 14 Jul 2014 - Regarding "Follow Florida's painkiller example" (Washington Post, Other Views, July 8): The Post's one-sided, one-dimensional exalting over the state of Florida's shutdown of so-called "pill mills" and doctors accused of over-prescribing painkillers overlooks another side of the issue that it and anti-drug crusaders are either ignorant of or choose to ignore. My wife suffers from severe and chronic pain caused by degenerative arthritis of her hips. Hip replacement surgery will hopefully alleviate the pain. In the meantime, she's in constant, unremitting pain from the damage to her hips. High concentration doses of Vicodin or similar pain-control medication used to be able to control her pain.
  6. US FL: PUB LTE: Glad Charlotte's Web Became Law
    Sun-Sentinel, 13 Jul 2014 - Regarding the article written by Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief, about Charlotte's Web SB1030, otherwise known as the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, permitting the use of authorized physicians to prescribe medicinal marijuana to selected individuals with debilitating diseases such as cancers and degenerative seizures: I am a registered nurse at Wellington Regional Medical Center. As a health care professional, Iwas elated when the bill became law. I am on the frontline everyday witnessing how crippling cancers and seizures can be.
  7. US FL: LTE: Contact Buzzes?
    Orlando Sentinel, 12 Jul 2014 - As so many are pushing for the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, has anyone thought about the issue of secondhand smoke? Central Florida has many condos, apartments, time shares, and zero-lot-line homes. What will happen when people decide to smoke on their patios, in their front yards, their back yards?
  8. US FL: PUB LTE: Medical Pot Law Way Too Limited
    The Palm Beach Post, 12 Jul 2014 - As a Florida resident who suffers from renal cell carcinoma and papillary cancer, among other severe conditions, seeing the tug and pull that has taken place since Tallahassee approved the use of a single, high-CBD strain of cannabis has left me with mixed feelings. It is good to know that our state government has finally recognized the medical value of marijuana, but the efforts at implementing the law appear to be a perfect illustration of just how terrible politicians are at making decisions that should be made only by doctors and their patients. After following the public hearing on implementation of SB 1030 that occurred Monday, it should be evident to all that this law was designed to satisfy the needs of politicians, not the ill.
  9. US FL: PUB LTE: Let's Just Cut to the Chase and Legalize
    Florida Times-Union, 10 Jul 2014 - Marijuana Let us light it up! The state of Florida would be wise to skip Amendment 2 (which would allow medical marijuana).




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