THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF FLORIDA SUPPORTS SB 1250 THE CATHY JORDAN MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
Tallahassee, FL – As the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act became public knowledge, Jordan, the disabled ALS activist whom the bill is named for, was arrested after her home was raided by the Manatee County Sheriff’s office for cultivating plants for her personal medical use.
The Libertarian Party of Florida regional representative, Bill Wohlsifer, Esq. drafted the Florida medical Marijuana bill named after Jordan that is was introduced in the senate. The bill will allow for the state to change its law to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. The bill clarifies who is permitted to cultivate, manufacture, possess, dispense, administer, or use medical cannabis, and will protect physicians from sanctions for recommending medical marijuana. A companion bill is expected in the house.
The Libertarian Party of Florida wishes to follow 18 other states that have successfully passed and regulated medical marijuana. The LPF’s Executive leaders condemn the actions the Manatee County’s Sherriff has taken against Jordan and hopes the Medical Marijuana bill passes, especially after a poll showed Florida citizens in favor of this law. If passed, the Medical marijuana law is expected to bring substantial tax revenue, create jobs, put vacant commercial realty into use, and boost the farming industry. Karen Goldstein, Director NORML of Florida, and Dana Moxley-Cummings the Chair of the LPF’s Legislative Review Committee, were an instrumental factor in getting the bill prepared for legislative review.
To learn more about the Libertarian Party of Florida, please contact:
Adrian Wyllie, Chairman
Libertarian Party of Florida
1334 Tampa Road, Suite 2
Palm Harbor, Florida 34683
Office: 1-855-FLA FREE