Amendment 2 passed - patients are rejoicing across the state.
Hurry up and wait - that's what you do, unless you wish to get onto the program developed in 2014 - the CBD law.
Amendment 2 goes into effect January 3, but THAT'S IT for now.
Rules have to be written, guidelines established, and Physicians have to come on board. Not all Doctors out there are going to issue medical marijuana referrals.
We have been watching the Florida Department of Health website for any guidance, and what is there is very vague. Look for yourself: Florida Department of Health
What they are talking about is the 2014 CBD law - NOT Amendment 2 - so don't go thinking you are "safe to use" under Amendment 2 just yet.
Found a great resource here at Florida Medical Marijuana Doctors so be sure and read up there too.
In the meantime - we highly recommend to all patients to sign up for Florida Patients and Families United. Communications will be starting by the end of December. WHY join Florida Patients and Families United?
Because we're giving the patient a voice at the Capital. We have direct feed from Tallahassee from people working directly on the issues so we can guide and instruct you on communicating with your civic leaders on the building of this bill. The patient's voice MUST BE HEARD or regulations will be written without proper feedback. We're going to guide you and instruct you on what's going on, and responses to send to your civic leaders.
Sign up HERE please - and be sure to join the Facebook group HERE
We hope to see the best law in the Nation in Florida, and we can't do it without you and your voice.
If you like this story Please be sure to like and share this post so we don't see a bunch of Floridians getting in hot water with the law January 3, 2017. In other states drug "crime" convictions can result in inability to participate in medical cannabis program (don't shoot the messengers - we know diseases aren't selective) and we need to ensure sick patients in Florida don't make the same mistakes. It could cost people their lives.
Thank you for your attention to this. It's VERY important. We have NO CLUE what's going to happen in Tallahassee regulating this industry. Be sure you get your 2 cents in. We need every person possible in Florida having educated conversations with their elected officials.