Comments on: County probes impact of medical marijuana on farms http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/county-probes-impact-medical-marijuana-farms/ The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:30:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Bill McConnell http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/county-probes-impact-medical-marijuana-farms/#comment-3798 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:11:53 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22080#comment-3798 Governor Scott played GOP politics as usual when he signed the law for Medical Marijuana. The only approved nursery in Central Florida is owned by the guy who is Scotts’ chief of staff and located in Montecello FL
Even the state health department asked for 200+ growers to meet the expected demand were shocked when they learned only Scotts cronies would get approved to participate.
Comes down to Scott has got to go in November!

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By: Bryan http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/county-probes-impact-medical-marijuana-farms/#comment-3432 Fri, 09 May 2014 14:26:44 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22080#comment-3432 Anyone interested in the medical marihuana industry in Florida should be aware that the Florida Legislature has been quoted as saying they have NO interest in creating a new industry in Florida. The CBD bill allows only 5 growers who would also be sellers in the state. Also you would have to have a nursery license for 30 years. This means that they are creating marijuana monopolies and cutting out the smaller or medium entrepeneur. When Amendment 2 passes in November they will try to enact legislation LIMITING who can grow/sell again to only these MEGA farms. So much for competition and free market capitalism. The time is NOW to tell our lawmakers that this billion dollar industry needs to be spread among other responsible companies and persons, NOT just 5 farms !

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By: Me http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/county-probes-impact-medical-marijuana-farms/#comment-3397 Wed, 07 May 2014 19:03:03 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22080#comment-3397 With all due respect to Mr. Souto, his responses and quotes stated here are not only vague, but elusive and dodgy. Years ago we didn’t know the impact of cocaine? really?! We are comparing cocaine to marijuana? Is this reality or a joke? The county better get on board, and act fast if they need to do anything to prepare for amendment 2. They need to realize that for too long patients suffering from debilitating conditions have had to result to treatment that was ineffective, or painful, or that caused horrible side effects. They’ve had to go out of state to obtain medical marijuana. County officials would be doing a direct disservice to its citizens if they are not ready to go come Jan 1 for amendment 2. Further delays = further suffering, inadequate treatment, and wasted tax revenue dollars that could seriously boost the county. I simply do not understand the hesitation and tippy-toeing around medical marijuana. It is already legal in 21 other states and DC. But here comes Florida officials using fed law as a shield from acting. So sad. So, if I understand Mr. Souto correctly, he is apprehensive that the feds will prosecute Florida officials or its citizens for crimes related to medical marijuana when they have done little or nothing in the other 21 states, or even the states where recreational is legal…laughable. Yes, the feds have acted, but very little and really only against those that were skirting the IRS or operating illegally even under their respective state laws. So, Miami-Dade, and Florida officials in general…are you going to wake up and smell the meds?!? Or just sit on your thrones idly…the choice is yours but know this, the incoming generation of voters will not be fooled, will not stand for inaction, and will not accept being a laughing stock of a state because of its government’s inefficacy. ACT NOW! VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 2!

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