FLORIDA: A Jacksonville law firm has created a firestorm in the already heated debate about whether Floridians should allow doctors to order medical marijuana for sick patients.
Lawyer Ian Christensen and his colleague Christopher Ralph contend that a constitutional change isn’t necessary because current state law allows severely ill patients to grow and consume their own weed if they meet certain criteria and doctors say they need it.
But supporters of Amendment 2 say that what’s now available to Florida patients falls far short of the treatment option that would be legalized if voters approve the ballot proposal this fall. Some even accuse Christensen and Ralph, doing business as “Health Law Services,” of running a scam.
The pair has been charging sick Floridians $800 for a “patient identification card” designed to keep them from getting arrested for having dope.