USING MARIJUANA CONTINUES TO BE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE UNDER FEDERAL LAW
But smoked marijuana has never been approved by any scientific body as medicine, it does not allow for proper and consistent dosing, and it comes with all the serious attendant harms of smoking any substance.
Doctor's experience eating two muffine bites:
Within an hour of eating two muffin bite, (ingesting marijuana) I began to feel the buzz of an onrushing high washing over me like a tsunami. For the next four hours of my 17-hour stoned trip, I felt like an astronaut spinning out of control in a g-force accelerator, my face contorted and body melting like plastic until it merged with the contours of my desk chair. Freaking out could have come easily because paranoia reared its ugly head to periodically screech about how my heart and brain were about to explode.
Marijuana users experience seizures, depression, sleep apnea and other health problems.
The medical marijuana system in this country has become a bad joke, an affront to the concept of safe and reliable medicine, defying the standards that we have come to expect from the medical establishment. REEFER SANITY ~ Kevin A. Sabet, PH.D
Pam Bondi, Fla. A.G. challenges medical marijuana push
"The sponsor has obscured the most fundamental issue underlying its proposal: the nature and scope of marijuana use the amendment would allow," Bondi wrote. "Any physician could approve marijuana for seemingly any reason to seemingly any person (of any age)-including those without any 'debilitating disease.' So long as a physician held the opinion that the drug use would likely outweigh the risks, Florida would be powerless to stop it. Christian Science Monitor
Pam Bondi says medical marijuana is illegal under federal law, with or without amendment Bondi’s brief also says the law "would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states, allowing use for limitless ‘other conditions’ specified by any physician," politifat.com
FL Attorney General
As former Florida Supreme Court justices, we once took an oath to protect the Florida Constitution. Today, we call on all Floridians to protect it by voting “No” on Amendment This amendment, promoted as a compassionate effort to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, should be rejected —
1. First, the amendment is so broadly cast and vague, it will open the door to the general use of marijuana, not the carefully regulated medical use of a drug for those truly suffering.
2. Amendment 2 endangers Floridians by granting broad immunity from criminal and civil liability to virtually everyone involved in the chain of custody of marijuana. Today our criminal and civil justice systems protect citizens from harmful acts and compensate victims and families in cases of medical malpractice and negligence.
3. Amendment 2 creates a right to use marijuana, coupled with a right to privacy for medical marijuana users, without regard to age. This could be construed to allow minors to obtain marijuana for purported medical reasons without the knowledge or consent of their parents.
4.Amendment 2 creates the role of medical marijuana “caregiver.” There is only one requirement to be a caregiver — be at least 21. Amendment 2 requires no medical expertise, training or background checks for caregivers, who would have the authority to provide marijuana to multiple individuals. This caregiver provision could be used as a legal shield to protect drug dealers from prosecution. The Florida Department of Health estimates that if Amendment 2 passes, there will be approximately 250,000 caregivers and nearly 1,800 pot shops that would dispense marijuana.
5. ...if Amendment 2 is approved, it would be almost impossible to fix its many flaws because it would be enshrined in the Constitution, rather than being a general law that can be changed or improved as needed to respond to inevitable problems.