Friday, February 24, 2017
Did anyone ever know that there were so many people in pain that only cannabis can now help?
Personally I am a skeptic and believe that it will open doors to abuse...abuse just like the Pill Mill industry or the Sober Homes for "recovering" addicts. We all care about those in pain with debilitating illnesses and that's why it passed in the first place. The lobbyists pulled at our heart strings and told us that with our vote we could definitely eliminate pain for a child or a loved one. But I believe it will usher in an unprecedented era of legalized marijuana in Florida. Even Andy Amoroso said Tuesday night that he is for medical marijuana as well as general marijuana. And that's my fear--having a bunch of pot heads walking down Lake Avenue as they exit their favorite bar.
The federal government still classifies it as a Class I controlled substance, which is illegal to possess.
[Arcview Market Research] Cannabis is arguably the fastest growing industry in the world. Regulated marijuana sales in North America totaled $6.9 billion in 2016, a 30 percent increase from 2015. Sales are projected to increase to $21.6 billion by the year 2021 representing a 26 percent compound annual growth rate.
The Medical Marijuana Moratorium passed on a 4/1 vote with Maier dissenting to bring it back within 30 days of the State Legislature's opinion/ruling. No matter the use, marijuana is all about some people making tons of money off the misery of people.