BREAKING: New petition is approved. Help us get medical marijuana back on the ballot

The fight for medical marijuana in Florida officially resumes today.  

The Secretary of State has approved the new petition - found here - that will put medical marijuana back on the ballot in 2016.

YOU MUST SIGN THE NEW PETITION EVEN IF YOU SIGNED THE PREVIOUS ONE.  We're starting from scratch and have to get another 700,000 validated signatures. 

The new petition more explicitly addresses key issues brought up by the opposition:
  • While parental consent requirements existed under state law and would have applied to the 2014 amendment, they are spelled out directly in the new petition.  Additional protections are added by requiring the Florida Department of Health to verify parental consent.

  • While the Florida Supreme Court rejected the argument that the 2014 amendment could be used for a non-debilitating condition, the new amendment explicitly articulates that conditions must be debilitating and more specifically rules out non-debilitating conditions. 

  • Though nothing in the 2014 amendment immunized doctors negligently recommending medical marijuana, the new amendment more specifically states that negligence and malpractice are not subject to immunity under the law.

  • Under the 2014 amendment, the rules and procedures for approving caregivers were, by default, tasked to the Department of Health.  Under the 2016 amendment, the Department of Health is specifically required to establish qualifications and standards for caregivers, including the stated ability to conduct appropriate background checks.

Download, sign and mail the new petition today. Click here to get it.

3,370,761 people - almost 58% voted for medical marijuana in Florida in 2014. This total - half a million more than Gov. Rick Scott and almost 900k more than voted “no” - is clear proof that the people of Florida want a medical marijuana law.

If you want to help us, please forward this to your friends. You can also support the 2016 petition mobilization effort by making an early donation to United for Care here.

We will not stop until the patients of Florida get access to the medicine we know will help them.

Thank you for your continued support. 

 - Ben Pollara

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commented 2015-05-04 20:57:44 -0400 · Flag
Not having the ablitity for personal grow, we are just creating another Big Pharm of aalready rich getting richer.
commented 2015-02-23 19:04:43 -0500 · Flag
LEGALIZATION IS FREE!!!!!!!!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

LEGALIZATION makes MEDICAL MARIJUANA and the DRUG WAR MOOT!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

LEGALIZATION IS A GIGANTIC WINDFALL TAX CUT!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

LEGALIZATION IS SELF IMPLEMENTING AND INSTANTANEOUS!!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

LEGALIZATION STOPS ALL FEEDS TO BIG BROTHER FROM STATE AGENCIES, INSTANTLY!!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

LEGALIZATION MAKES MJ SCHEDULE 0 – SAME AS ALCOHOL & TOBACCOMAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

HOLD OUT FOR LEGALIZATION INITIATIVE! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!

DON’T SIGN THISFOOL ME ONCEINITIATIVEMAKES PERFECT SENSE!

Thom Bombastus
commented 2015-01-20 18:39:14 -0500 · Flag
When I fought in Nam, I fought for the whole USA, not a part of it, if you agree to that, then why in the hell I can go to some states like Arizona and get a Medical Marijuana card, which I have, then move to Florida because of better weather for my health issues and get throwed in jail for smoking a joint??? That’s not American Way of doing things, So as a Vet, I plea to our Government to get some Common Sense going and LEGALIZE MARIJUANA for all of the USA. Look at the money your losing out on in Taxes like you get on Cigs & alchol. Look at the damage alchol does to familys, accidents, health reasons and the Government looks the other way, WHY? Because the Big companies are polishing there pockets that’s why. So if the Government can allow Alchol & Cigs to USA americans all over our country, Send our Men & Woman to fight wars for our whole country, Then the Government should get smart and go ahead and Legalize Marijuana for ALL of the United States…..
commented 2015-01-17 04:30:34 -0500 · Flag
I say we change the name. This is a fight and we could lose again because of the name MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Are we living in Mexico, do we all speak Spanish? No we don’t all speak Spanish, although I do. The proper term is MEDICAL CANNABIS! In the public’s mind, MARIJUANA is a bad thing. But CANNABIS has no bad reputation, it is a pleasant name. It has no bad rap. Change the name or lose the election, AGAIN!
commented 2015-01-16 17:28:18 -0500 · Flag
Look, folks, you have no rights whatsoever right now – no right to grow, no right to medicate, no right to do ANYTHING but suffer without your medicine or risk arrest. This reform will give patients safe access and we will fight on to make sure the rules are implemented in a way that ALL patients get the medicine they need, regardless of income. Remember – united we stand and divided we fall!
commented 2015-01-16 16:16:14 -0500 · Flag
I i’m very unhappy about not being able to grow it I think the last petition was great but this one kind of sucks
commented 2015-01-16 12:44:44 -0500 · Flag
Not being able to grow is a real deal breaker for me this time, I supported the last bill, I had friends and family all sign the petition but this time I’m not supporting it. I’m disgusted with this cronyism that’s happening and will happen with only letting certain people be able to grow..
commented 2015-01-15 13:00:06 -0500 · Flag
Will patients be able to grow their own ? Most of us that have diliberating diseases don’t have money to buy it .
commented 2015-01-14 01:01:57 -0500 · Flag
I’d like to know what is defined as “debilitating” I’ve been hit by a drunk driver and the bottom 3 vertebrae on my spine are fused together. My chiropractor says I have the back of 75 year old man… im 26. I have trouble standing for extended periods of time trouble sleeping etc… due to the constant back pain that will only get better by invasive back surgery. Is that considered “debilitating” under this bill?
commented 2015-01-13 22:16:00 -0500 · Flag
flcannatherapy.com will continue to keep the conversation alive until some form of reform is given! Best of luck.
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commented 2015-01-10 10:09:00 -0500 · Flag
Thank you, Mr. Morgan and crew, for your unwavering support of Florida’s patients! We will win this war . . . dust off your walking shoes, your determination and your compassion, Tampa Bay freedom fighters – the battle’s back on and this time, it’s gonna take more than a billionaire’s spare change and a boatload of lies to stop us!