Friday, November 29, 2013

Medical Marijuana: amazing poll result in Florida … by gimleteye

If the recent Quinnipiac poll is any indication, medical marijuana could sink Gov. Rick Scott. 82 percent of the population that would support a ballot referendum for medical marijuana is a big barrier for Gov. Rick Scott to overcome.

The states that support legalized marijuana haven't gone to pot. Lots of people have been watching. When the hypocrisies embedded in marijuana prohibition are eliminated from our legislative, political and legal system, no citizen will be poorer for their loss.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Morgan and Charlie Crist are geniuses to put cannabis on the ballot the same time Rick Scott is on it. Pills vs Pot!

Anonymous said...

go to www.unitedforcare.org and sign the petition. thank you from a cancer survivor. I long for a milder alternative than the powerful steroids and narcotic painkillers the medical/pharm industry now feeds me to counter my treatment side effects.

Anonymous said...

Maybe medical marijuana will be the new cash crop to make the farms in the Redland profitable again. That will stop the conversion of farm land to track housing.

Mensa said...

25 years ago when I was a practicing psychologist I told all including the police that marijuana was not harmful. That despite the fact that I never used it myself

Anonymous said...

I would rather have Med. Marijuana clinics then Oxy clinics all over the place. How are other State's dealing with the finances though? I remember with Colorado there was some issue with the banks and the legal dispensaries because of Fed. currency regulations. Anyone know what they did or how they're operating now?

The pharmaceuticals will be pushing back on this with some pie in the sky nonsense. I think once people see the real benefit in pain management versus hard narcotics sold at CVS, it's going to under cut their profits!

Anonymous said...

Medical marijuana is a myth. It will be no better than any other drug.

We should just legalize it to shut everyone up. Fully legalize gambling too. Then I want to hear from each side 5 years from now. There will be no palpable uptick in either our personal or economic health in this area, just people with average ailments too stoned to care that gambling has sucked the last bit of life out of south Florida. At least the pretty, pretty, glitzy lights will look good to us while stoned.

Medical marijuana: endorsed by Lynda and Jenna Bell. "It makes us look good!"

Anonymous said...

It becomes legal, the CVSs of the state will take it over. The struggle will be price control. It could be grown, but how many people will do that? Tomatoes are legal too, but how many people grow them? Also remember what happened to our orange trees? Another issue is what happens to the illegal infrastructure? Growers, cartels, distributors, street vendors, attorneys on both sides, prison intake and releases, decrease in prison population, need for less prisons and related guards and employees? The illegal industry is a big industry. What will they do, more to an emphasis on hard drugs? I wonder what the economic impact will be?

Anonymous said...

Once it becomes legal will we release all the pot offenders? If that is the case, prison population will drop dramatically immediately.

Anonymous said...

We are headed to a point where society is saying it no longer will pay to fight this or destroy people's lives because of this. The dependent industries will have to find another way to survive.

Anonymous said...

This is not to make pot legal. It is to allow medicinal use. That is a big difference. I guess every recreational user thinks they will loop hole this much like calling your pet pooch a 'service animal' to try to get special treatment.

Anonymous said...

Anon a few comments up:

You are right. There is no doubt Lynda Bell will endorse this. No doubt whatsoever!

Anonymous said...

It is medical for now. But once the door is opened, it won't be long before recreational use will be legal.

Cheech Marin said...

Last Anon whats so bad about recreational marijuana use? Should we ban recreational sex? (you can catch some nasty bugs and sometime deadly ones too). How about recreational alcohol? (Leads to recreational sex, that many later regret). How about recreational religion? (thats some pretty potent shit that kills people or fvcks them up real bad). Maybe we should stop all forms of recreational stuff.

Anonymous said...

So Marijuana needs to use the gambling technique of small bites. First lotto, then racinos, and then the big kill. Medical marijuana then go for total legalization.

Genting in behind the gambling. Frito Lay is behind the marijuana.

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Anonymous said...

To the Anon above, I am not pro or anti. I am just raising some questions so there are no unanticipated consequences of our actions. We simply need to fully understand all of the financial, and social implications of our actions.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone done a study of the financial impacts of the mariguana trade on the underground and regular
economies of South Florida? Dollar volume of sales, banking implications, number of employees at various levels, number of police arrests by amount seized, percent of court system workload, number of public defenders and prosecutors assigned to marijuana cases, amount of time spent per case, healthcare implications if any, potential tax revenue implications, number of prisoners, average time in jail, cost per time in jail, number of recidivists, and other indicators. We need to fully understand what we are talking about. We may find that there many very important reasons to legalize it.


Anonymous said...

why is everyone so uptight about a weed? You all need to visit Amsterdam.... all is alive a well.

Anonymous said...

Have you any idea of the amount of tax revenue generated from the sale of weed in Amsterdam?

Anonymous said...

Interesting thought about taxes. We could put big taxes on it, and tax each time it is sold. From the grower to the distributor, from the distributor to the sales outlet, and from the sales outlet to the customer. Instead of 6%, maybe 20% sales tax.

Anonymous said...

Sick people have been asking for this for a long time. Someone has already looked at the numbers.