Alabama, Florida Officials Punish Epilepsy, Crohn's, Cancer Patients
Attorney Generals of Alabama, Florida, Chamber of Commerce Fail To Exert States' Rights On Behalf of Patients and Local Businesses
By: WeedClub Team, Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4:35 PM PT
One would think that the mere existence of a federally approved drug (Epidiolex) for Epileptics that is derived from cannabis would be enough medical proof that there are health benefits to be gained from cannabis and its chemicals it consists of which are still being researched today.
States determine in their medical cannabis programs which patients qualify for access to cannabis. Crohn's, Cancer, PTSD, Epilepsy, and Pain Management are some of the common qualifiers.
Except in Alabama. Alabama's Attorney General is even fighting to keep "medical marijuana" from being available. As reported by ABC3340, "Attorney General Steve Marshall.. said such legislation would be 'in direct conflict with duly enacted and clearly constitutional federal law.'"
The Florida Attorney General had the exact same argument against a current ballot initiative. As reported by Tampa Bay Times, "The House argues that the hypothetical amendment could not, in fact, “permit” this activity since marijuana use is still a federal crime. Attorney General Ashley Moody used similar language in her initial brief."
Public Officials appear to be using their public positions to influence future policy in a way that fails their local patients and businesses.
By influencing people in Alabama to block legal cannabis access for patients, their Attorney General is limiting medical options for patients.
By advocating against Adult Use legalization in Florida, the Atttorney General and Florida Chamber of Commerce are working against the interests of local businesses. Jobs go hand in hand with legalization.
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