Recently, our very own
Attorney David Carmichael of Boswell & Dunlap LLP was featured in an article titled “Voices
Vary On Medical Marijuana,” published by
Winter Haven Sun. According to the article, a recent amendment to Florida’s Constitution
states that it will okay for individuals to use medical marijuana in order
to combat debilitating diseases. As of now, the following diseases are
itemized as “debilitating diseases”:
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Also according to the news article, the amendment broadens the marijuana
use bill that was passed in 2014, which permits the utilization of strains
of marijuana referred to as “Charlotte’s Web,” which
contain large amounts of cannabidiol, or CBD, but low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol.
Additionally, this bill “rigorously contained” the licenses
needed for nurseries to grow medicinal pot.
When asked to comment on the issue, Attorney Carmichael stated, “Initially,
I believe people thought that this would be a gateway to stronger and
bigger drugs. But I’ve traveled to other states where marijuana,
even for recreational use, is legal and they say there has been no spike
in use.” As of now, Attorney Carmichael, Polk County Sheriff Grady
Judd, and upcoming State Attorney Brian Haas agree that medical marijuana
is the law or will be come January 3.
To learn more, read the full recent article