Surprised nobody has mentioned the options are low dose THC products unless you are a patient with a terminal condition:
QUESTION: What is the difference between low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis?
ANSWER: Low-THC cannabis means a plant of the genus Cannabis, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol weight for weight; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization. Low-THC cannabis contains very low amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, and typically does not result in the “high” often associated with medical cannabis.
Medical cannabis means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, sale, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization for medical use by an eligible patient as defined in s. 499.0295. Medical cannabis contains significant levels of the cannabinoid THC, and can result in the euphoric “high” sensation.
QUESTION: What qualifies as a terminal condition?
ANSWER: A qualified physician may order medical cannabis for a patient with a terminal condition that is attested to by the patient’s physician and confirmed by a second independent evaluation by a board-certified physician in an appropriate specialty for that condition. Patient is defined in section 499.0295, Florida Statutes.
Florida law defines a terminal condition as a “progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that causes significant functional impairment, is not considered by a treating physician to be reversible even with the administration of available treatment options currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and, without the administration of life-sustaining procedures, will result in death within one year after diagnosis if the condition runs its normal course.”
I found that out. Pretty much worthless medicine. I think I'll skip being a MMJ patient and stick to the black market. Pretty sad I have to do that too.
Florida’s House Moves Forward with Increasingly Restrictive MMJ Bill
Floridians have not had it easy in their effort to get what 71 percent of them voted for last November—medical marijuana.
Patients and advocates are frustrated as they struggle with prohibitionists who continue in their attempts to gut the most important elements of a hard fought battle for legal medical weed.
A House panel voted this week 14-to-1 for an MMJ proposal that is being viewed by supporters of legal medical weed as far too restrictive.
“This bill gets the policy wrong,” said Ben Pollara, executive director of Florida for Care.
Introduced by Republican majority leader Ray Rodrigues, the proposal starts off by requiring that non-terminal patients must have a doctor at least 90 days before they can get a cannabis recommendation.
Three months? Good luck if you’re sick and need it.
It also prohibits smoking of any and all cannabis products, including consuming edibles and would ban all but terminally ill patients from vaping, which is one of the biggest objections raised by MMJ supporters.
Although Rodrigues implied that the 90-day requirement was up for discussion, smoking will not likely be allowed. How could that be?
Vaping was also up for discussion but only with a commitment that physicians are involved in deciding how patients can or should consume their medical marijuana.
Pollara says numerous provisions of the House bill violate “both the spirit and letter of the Florida Constitution and the will of 71 percent of the voters.”
“This proposal undermines and contradicts the Constitution, the will of 71 percent of Floridians and would impose significant, arbitrary barriers to patient access,” Pollara said, according to the Orlando Weekly.
Naturally, Florida’s minority prohibitionists are throwing their support behind the Rodrigues bill.
Pollara pointed out that Rodriques’s bill “was written for the less than 29 percent who voted ‘no’ rather than the over 71 percent who voted ‘yes'” on legalization.
Another point of contention in the House proposal would require health officials to grant medical marijuana licenses to applicants, which is dragging on at a snail’s pace in any case.
The proposal would require the Department of Health to grant another five licenses once the patient population reaches 200,000, and another three licenses for every additional 100,000 patients registered in a state database.
At this point, 150,000 patients have registered and new applicants will only be allowed once there are 200,000 patients.
To you Floridians: vote early, vote often, and vote these assholes out of office. Also, get in touch with FL NORML and other orgs and see if they are preparing to sue the shit out of this legislation as being in violation of your state constitution as amended this past Nov. I mean it, I encouage you to go after these people. If not in the name of MMJ, then at least in the name of democracy.
I guess you could get qualified for Low THC, carry the card but spike the E-cig with oil you make yourself. If someone in law enforcement gets curious you show them the card. It's barely a step up from making your own oil and claiming it's nicotine or strawberry flavor in a standard e-cig.
Orlando City Council moves forward with medical marijuana dispensary plan
Orlando council members moved forward with a plan Tuesday to allow up to seven medical marijuana dispensaries inside city limits.
Medical pot was approved statewide during last year's election, but many cities are still working on the rules for how business will operate.
The municipal planning board approved recommendations to keep medical marijuana dispensaries at least 1,000 feet away from parks, schools, places of worship and childcare centers.
The council plan would allow up to seven dispensaries in the city, but they would also be prohibited from setting up within 200 feet of a neighborhood.
The city recommended that the three dispensaries previously approved be grandfathered and given a permit to expand to full scale medical marijuana sales.
However, before they open, the city wants the Orlando Police Department to approve the security plan for each location.
I say it again, Vicki - Vote early, vote often, and vote these assholes out of office.Well, that's fine and dandy, but I've called the dispensaries. Only thing available now is LOW THC everything vapable cartridges is hat are useless. No edibles, no flowers. Knox Medical only has CBD capsules, and tincture at 100.00 a pop! MMJ is a joke in Florida!!
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