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 here.