Pages tagged "Amendement 2"


Volunteer today : Florida patients need 15 minutes of your time

volunteer_needed.jpegThe Florida Medical Marijuana (United for Care) campaign is coming to an end in Florida and although the statewide support for Amendment #2 appears to be favorable - the campaign still needs some volunteers to hit the phones and phone bank up until November 4th.  Will you become a volunteer today and help us bring safe access to the south?

Leading up to November, the United for Care field team spent months tabling at events and collected over 25,000 pledge (to vote) forms from voters in support of Amendment #2. We now have to call the pledged voters who have not yet voted and make sure they are planning to go vote on Election Day. 

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Compassion, Reason over Florida’s Marijuana-Prohibition Status Quo

yes_on_2.PNGThe following is a segment from an opinion piece published by the PanAm Post. The complete version can be found here.

This election day, voters in Florida will have the chance to improve the health and well-being of their fellow Floridians by approving Amendment 2, a comprehensive medical-marijuana law. If it passes, Florida will become the 24th state in the country to adopt legal protections and create safe access to medical marijuana for patients with a physician’s recommendation.

If it fails, Florida’s patient population will continue to face a difficult dilemma: obey the law and not have access to medicine that works safely and effectively, or face the consequences of obtaining their medicine from an unregulated black market. Patients who could benefit from using medical marijuana under the recommendation of a physician should not be forced to make this decision.

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Help Us Secure Safe Access in Florida

With the help of advocates and supporters all over the state of Florida, medical marijuana is on the ballot as Amendment 2. However, we still have to win at the ballot box during this election to make safe access a reality for patients in the state.

Early voting is underway all across Florida – click here to find your early voting poll locations.

People support Amendment 2 for different reasons: some have told us it’s because of a family member, such as a child or a parent, suffering from a condition that would (or could) be alleviated by medical marijuana. Others have joined because they believe patients should have a safe alternative to harmful, addicting narcotics. Whatever your reason for supporting Amendment 2, we need to be sure we can count on your YES vote. 

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