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New 2016 Medical Marijuana Petition Here

-News from NORML of Florida

Hi All-

Here is a link to the Medical Marijuana petition. If you have not signed a petition since the election of November 2014, you need to sign this new one.

Please print as many as you can, have them filled in by friends, family, co-workers, etc, and remember to have them signed and dated on the back. As with the last petition, the signers must be registered voters in Florida. If you know someone who is not a registered voter and who cannot figure out how to register, assuming the person is eligible to vote, connect us and I will help.

Once again, if you go out to collect petitions it asks for name, address with city, zip code and county (not state or country) and either voter registration number, if available, OR date of birth. There is a box that can be checked to change the voter’s address to a new one, if needed. Please ask folks to print their information legibly.

If you need the petitions picked up, reach out to me and we will arrange it, but if you can mail them in, the mailing address is on the back of the petition.

Together we can change the law, but we need these petitions to be able to move forward.

2016 Medical Marijuana Petition

Karen Seeb Goldstein, Director
NORML of Florida
NORMLFlorida@gmail.com
954.303.9254

Watch: Nancy Grace unleashes more reefer madness on Dr. Drew

“You take isolated instances of aberrant behavior and try to make them standardized for all marijuana users, and once and for all, Nancy, have you no conscience? When will this stop? When will you own up to the fact that millions and millions of Americans can light up a joint — and have been since the age of Woodstock — without impairing their families, driving recklessly or endangering people.” – Norm Kent

Despite being consistently wrong in the argument against marijuana legalization, talk show host Nancy Grace just can’t get enough.

Her latest quarry came in the form of celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky and NORML chair Norm Kent, who defended marijuana use after Grace blamed the plant for the shooting death of a Colorado woman last April.

“You take isolated instances of aberrant behavior and try to make them standardized for all marijuana users,” Kent told Grace. “And once and for all, Nancy, have you no conscience? When will this stop? When will you own up to the fact that millions and millions of Americans can light up a joint — and have been since the age of Woodstock — without impairing their families, driving recklessly or endangering people.”

The haughty Grace pompously dismissed Kent’s comment by replying, “Obviously you’re stoned.”

Read the full article at SF Gate »

SF Gate

Medical marijuana loses to entrepreneurial greed

Medical Marijuana

Well, this is Florida. The rules are different here.

Where else can you win a race with 58% of the vote and lose the election?

Only here, of course.

Here’s the thing. We have a process in Florida that allows citizens to amend the constitution of our state by popular referendum. It requires, however, that you must get 60% of the vote in order to change the law. A simple majority is not enough.

Consequently, even though the majority of Floridians voted last night to allow patients access to marijuana medicinally, by a vote of 58 % to 42 %, the numbers were not overwhelming enough to change our laws. Nevertheless, it was the third highest medical use vote ever recorded in America, surpassed only by Massachusetts with 64% and Washington, D.C. with 68%.

To continue reading this column, please go to: Sun Sentinel.