Florida MMJ backer calls out Florida representative for anti-cannbais vote


Debbie Wasserman-Shultz.

Medical marijuana’s biggest financial backer, John Morgan, is speaking out against U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s stance on medical marijuana. Wasserman Schultz voted against a bill that would prevent the Drug Enforcement Administration from targeting medical marijuana operations in states where it is legal.
Wasserman Schulz released a statement over her vote, saying that she doesn’t believe “it is appropriate to limit the Executive Branch’s ability to enforce current federal law at their discretion.” In her statement, however, she also took the stance that Amendment 2 is written too broadly, using the pill-mill argument some anti-medical weed groups have been using to justify her vote against the bill.

Wasserman Shultz says she backs medical marijuana, and believes in the treatment of certain ailments with medical weed.
But, she says, Florida’s ballot initiative to get medical marijuana legalized concerns her.
“I have concerns that it is written too broadly and stops short of ensuring strong regulatory oversight from state officials,” Wasserman Shultz says in her statement. “Other states have shown that lax oversight and ease of access to prescriptions can lead to abuse, fraud, and accidents. Also, given Florida’s recent history in combating the epidemic of ‘pill mills’ and dubious distinction as having among the highest incidents of fraud, I do not believe we should make it easier for those seeking to abuse the drug to have easy access to it.
Broward-Palm Beach New Times has the full story.