Multiple medical marijuana bills are bouncing around the statehouse, and more and more Florida Lawmakers are beginning to voice their support of the approval of medical marijuana in the state.
Democratic Rep. Katie Edwards, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Senator Jeff Clemens took turns Monday voicing their opinions on the subject.
Senator Jeff Clemens said Monday the federal government has “dropped the ball for the last 30 or 40 years” in its marijuana policy and Florida is ready to pick it up. Clemens opinion is that views of marijuana are extremely outdated, and marijuana is a much safer alternative to ingredients in drugs widely used in current pharmaceuticals.
“This ’50 and ’60s era reefer madness attitude caused us to turn away from a plant as form of medicine and move to these synthetic drugs that are often a lot worse for our bodies,” he said.
Read more over at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.