Why Vote Yes on 2?

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  • Be careful, using a play on words. Amend. 2 does not say ok to “medical” marijuana, which I am in favor of. It say’s medicaly prescribed Marijuana, big difference. Needs to be worded correctly before I would vote yes. This would create the same problem that the pain clinic crisis created. Remember the amendment doesn’t say “Medical” marijuana!!!!
  • I Vote Yes on Amendment 2 it’s A Great Medicine
  • As a resident of NY and a registered to use medical marijuana for chronic back pain. This resulted from 5 major surgeries; leaving titanium rods and 22 screws in my back. In addition I received 18-22 shots in my back every 2 weeks. Several months ago I applied for the NYS Medical Marijuana. Since then when nothing else works I use the vapor; it definitely works. I also spend several months in Florida, once accepted in NYS a patient should be able to acquire medical marijuana from any state with nothing more than their resident state’s ID card. The next thing is the “prohibitive price” each prescription costs. There is NO legitimate reason that the dispensaries only accept cash and that since it is a “medicine” that the insurance companies refuse to cover any portion of the cost.
    I vote YES because if there is anything out there that can relieve the pain, then it is our G-D given right to be allowed to use it. For those legislators, who have never suffered from prolonged chronic pain, so debilitating that a person can not work, can only sit for a few minutes at a time or not be able to enjoy even the simplest things like seating in a movie theatre or dancing with their spouse, these legislators should NEVER BE ALLOWED TO VOTE on things they KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.
  • It helps cancer patients and others that have issues. Relieves pain for some, Indiana needs to get up to date, lagging here.
  • And Candace Pfau gives a very good reason for this amendment to pass ! She commented 9 days ago; " I will vote yes for amendment 2 because I am a cancer survivor and have had trouble gaining weight due to loss of taste buds and loss of appetite. I also have high ocular pressure which is inherited and I have been refusing eye drops because I saw what my mother went through and how they had to keep increasing her drops and adding more additional eye drop prescriptions. If we don’t get amendment 2 passed, I will get laser treatments for my Glaucoma.
    Big Pharma is against anything natural as it does not put money in their pocket.
    I have never tried marijuana in my life.
    But one legal prescription drug may have been the cause of my cancer.
    Currently in remission. " In Gratitude and I pray that if that prescription is proven to have caused your cancer, it is pulled off the shelves and they are fined big time .
  • What did they decide on the legal limit for marijuana while driving?
    How will they test motorists for marijuana? What about edible marijuana packaging and who would be allowed to sell it? Having lived in Colorado for a short period of time the above are issues they are dealing with.
  • Florida:
    Vote NO on Amendment 1 – it’s a Corporate Monopoly
    Vote YES on Amendment 2 – It’s Medical
    Vote YES on Amendment 3 – It helps the disabled
    Vote YES on Amendment 4 – It’s a tax break 4 when you go Green.
    Vote YES on Amendment 5 – It helps the elderly
  • Don’t know who to vote for?? Here is an easy one vote yes on amendment 2 !!! We can fix the drug war and violent crimes will go down. Patients will no longer be outlaws or targets.
  • sheldon adelson needs to give his big,corrupted nose out of our politics. A casino owner?
    From my perspective that is just a little lower on the “scumbag/weasel” scale than a tobacco CEO or a child molester which puts him on the level of say a walmart CEO. You can be assured that his bottom line is his only concern
  • I hope we win this time. I voted yes last time! I’ll vote yes this time!
  • Whey are her no commercials supporting Amendment 2? The opposition is running the ridiculous commercial on TV. IT states that there will be “Pot Shops” next to schools selling pot laced candy to children. This will scare people to voting “NO”. We need a counter-punch, but there are no pro Amendment 2 ads of any kind. This is why we lost last time.
  • Why isn’t there an effort to strike back at Publix? In the 60’s we would gather support by boycotting businesses that refused to see things where we spent our DOLLARS.

  • Vote yes on 2 because medical decisions should be left to the individual and their physicians, NOT the fear-mongers, bureaucrats, and the crony pharma companies. All prohibition does is create dangerous black markets, which regarding MMJ, will prevent law-abiding patients from receiving care that can ease their symptoms. Cut this ridiculous red tape now!
  • I will vote yes for amendment 2 because I am a cancer survivor and have had trouble gaining weight due to loss of taste buds and loss of appetite. I also have high ocular pressure which is inherited and I have been refusing eye drops because I saw what my mother went through and how they had to keep increasing her drops and adding more additional eye drop prescriptions. If we don’t get amendment 2 passed, I will get laser treatments for my Glacoma. Big Pharma is against anything natural as it does not put money in their pocket. I have never tried marijuana in my life. But one legal prescription drug may have been the cause of my cancer. Currently in remission.
  • Voting “NO” on amendment 2 would be so cruel. Think about the millions of people suffering from the devastating illness of cancer, seizures, debilitating severe chronic pain and many other conditions that traditional & dangerous medications do NOT alleviate.
    I have never in my life have used any type of ilegal drugs. I have never used marihuana. I have suffered from excruciating pain due to severe rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia & migraines that have taken me to the hospital many times (for temporary relief). However, my Rheumatologist doesn’t know what else to do with me in relation to treatment. She has tried every single medication available in the market but NOTHING has helped me. I am writing this at 2:15 AM because I have not been able to sleep due to the pain I’m experiencing. It has destroyed my life.
    I used to be a very active woman like as organizing the Puerto Rican Parade in Tampa, Fl. It used to be a huge event & one of the biggest in Tampa Bay. At the same time I used to work as a Clinical Social Worker at the VA Hospital. However, I had to discontinued my involvement with the Parade & had to retire because I could not function any longer due to the debilitating conditions described above. Millions of people suffer from excruciating pain on a daily basis & they have not been able to find relief. It’s a sad situation.
    PLEASE, to all those compassionate people, we need to vote “YES” on 2.
    We can’t give all that power to the Pharmaceutical industry who makes billions by having a sick society, who want people suffering from excruciating pain, who will do anything not to have medical cannabis approved because they know it will significantly affect their monopoly & their billions of $$$$.
    So PLEASE, vote “YES” on amendment 2 on November 18. Spread the word everywhere you can. It’s so important!
  • Vote “YES” for medical marijuana in Florida on November 8.
    TALLAHASSEE — Come Nov. 8, Florida could be the 26th state to legalize full-strength medical marijuana for patients with cancer, epilepsy and a host of other conditions.
    Norml of Florida…
  • My 13 yr old daughter has Intractable Epilepsy. After 20 pharmaceuticals we still have NO seizure control. Medical marijuana is our last hope. PLEASE vote yes!
  • Had med script in Ca. Helps me with pain & depression I won’t take pain meds because fear of addiction Will smoke pot legal or not
  • I dont wish my pain on my worst enemy. Marajuana is my only relief. Too bad for me and. other people that suffer because of out dated laws.
  • As a patiant I say yes to it.
  • I grew my own Marijuana in Alaska for 15 years and I know it helps. I cannot afford the street price to buy a half ounce a week and make into eatables. You need more when you ingest it. but my pain goes away and I have no side effects.I will give back all my pain pills if you legalize Medical marijuana. Marijuana will also help me quiet the drug addiction I have now because of the pills the DOCTOR gives me. Do no harm my a…. Please help stop my pain. I know it works.

    From the CDC, rate of death involving natural and semi synthetic opioid pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids, other than methadone (e.g., fentanyl) increased 9%, 26%, and 80%, respectively. The sharp increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids, other than methadone, in 2014 coincided with law enforcement reports of increased availability of illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a synthetic opioid; however, illicitly manufactured fentanyl cannot be distinguished from prescription fentanyl in death certificate data. These findings indicate that the opioid overdose epidemic is worsening. There is a need for continued action to prevent opioid abuse, dependence, and death.
    overdose deaths 2013 state of Florida, 2,474. Overdose deaths 2014 State of Florida 2,634 increase of 160 deaths. NOTE: CDC does not show yet OD Deaths for 2015 to present. I am sure the number is increasing.
    CDC new recommendations released 2016 include the statement to Doctors and Pain Management we recommend not to test for delta 9 THC as there is no proof that it causes adverse side effects when used with any prescription drug. “Clinicians should not dismiss patients from care based on a urine drug test result because this could constitute patient abandonment and could have adverse consequences for patient safety, potentially including the patient obtaining opioids from alternative sources and the clinician missing opportunities to facilitate treatment for substance use disorder.”

    Sadly few Doctors or Pain management clinics are following these guidelines. The Doctors I have talked to did not even know about the New recommendations.
    “America has a major problem with prescription pain medications like Vicodin and OxyContin. Overdose deaths from these pharmaceutical opioids have approximately tripled since 1991, and every day 46 people die of such overdoses in the United States. However, in the 13 states that passed laws allowing for the use of medical marijuana between 1999 and 2010, 25 percent fewer people die from opioid overdoses annually. “The difference is quite striking,” said study co-author Colleen Barry, a health policy researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The shift showed up quite quickly and become visible the year after medical marijuana was accepted in each state, she told Newsweek.”
    New York Times;2016
    “ U.S. states that have legalized cannabis use for medical purposes have seen a significant decline in the number of prescription drugs issued through the Medicare program, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers. The study, led by W. David Bradford and published in the journal Health Affairs, examined 87 million prescribed drugs filled by Medicare Part D enrollees from 2010 through 2013. Savings from the lower number of prescriptions were estimated to be $165.2 million in 2013, when 17 states and the District of Columbia had medical marijuana laws implemented. The researchers state that if medicinal marijuana was legal in all 50 states, savings to Medicare would be about $468 million. But they also acknowledge that patients may not benefit from those savings if they pay for medical marijuana out of pocket, noting insurance doesn’t cover it. The study analysis focused on drugs that treat conditions for which medical marijuana could be suggested as an alternative treatment method–such as depression, anxiety, nausea, chronic pain, sleep disorders, glaucoma, spasticity and more. With the exception of glaucoma and spasticity (a muscle control disorder), all other conditions listed correlated with fewer prescriptions in states with legalized medical marijuana. In states where medical marijuana had not been legalized, the same decline was not observed. Overall, glaucoma cases show the least proven benefit from cannabis use, which may correlate with the minimal decline noted in the study. Cannabis use can relieves eye pressure in glaucoma patients by about 25 percent, but the effects only last for about an hour – making the drug not the ideal option for patients. On the opposite side, pain showed the strongest medical evidence recommending marijuana use, according to the researchers, which in turn was the condition that had the greatest effect on prescriptions for painkillers. More than 1,800 fewer daily doses of painkillers were prescribed, on average, per year in states with legal medical marijuana compared to states where it is illegal”.

    Floridians have the opportunity to help stop up to or more than 25% (515+ deaths by 2014 figures) of drug overdose deaths by passing Proposition 2 this November.
    Remember Florida who is funding the NO ON 2 campaign. Drug Company’s,The largest pharmacy in Fl. PUBLIX, Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson,Tampa developer and former ambassador Mel Sembler
    Along with Politicians taking their money to keep Medical Marijuana Illegal.
  • I’ve had Systemic Lupus for over 20 years now and the amounts of narcs I’m on is ridiculous since they don’t help completely since my body has become immune to them………Smoking a naturally grown substance from the earth is better for my body then all the other crap I’m being given that only partially helps where this helps all the way even with my appetite. Please vote yes and make these money hungry drug companies stop ripping us and our insurance companies off!!!! I really need this before its too late.
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