FLA Governor Candidate Nan Rich Supports Medical Marijuana Question

FLORIDA: Nan Rich of Weston, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, said Friday she supports a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize the use of medical marijuana in Florida.

“I’ve seen the research, I’ve studied the issue, and I’ve met with patients who clearly benefit and desperately need medically prescribed cannabis,” Rich said in a statement.

She said Florida should join the 19 states and District of Columbia, which already allow medical marijuana to be dispensed on a doctor’s order. “That’s why I’m signing the petition to get this important measure on the ballot in 2014 and I’m calling on all of my friends and supporters to do the same.  There is simply no reason patients should suffer when an effective, safe, and organic remedy is readily available.”

There’s much more than medicine to the marijuana question.

The initiative is getting much of its support from John Morgan, the lawyer associated with former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is expected to announce Monday he’s a candidate for the Democratic nomination to regain his old job, which he held from 2007 to 2011 as a Republican.

 

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FLA Governor Candidate Nan Rich Supports Medical Marijuana Question

FLORIDA: Nan Rich of Weston, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, said Friday she supports a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize the use of medical marijuana in Florida.

“I’ve seen the research, I’ve studied the issue, and I’ve met with patients who clearly benefit and desperately need medically prescribed cannabis,” Rich said in a statement. (more…)

Read full article @ Sun Sentinel