Parrish couple return to Causeway to talk up legalization of medical marijuana

FLORIDA: Long before Parrish’s Cathy Jordan became president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network and before she campaigned in Tallahassee for the not-yet-passed Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Bill, she used to sit on the Palma Sola Causeway and chat with people about medical marijuana.

It was about 15 or 16 years ago that Jordan and her husband, Robert, started talking to people about her amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and how marijuana helps curb the symptoms by drying her mouth, stimulating her appetite and helping with her pain.

Now, Jordan, who was diagnosed with ALS 27 years ago, is returning to her — excuse the pun but it’s apt and one she likes — grass roots.

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