Charlie Crist Uses Patients Pain To Distance Himself From GOP Past

Posted by Alexander Snitker July 1, 2013 Comments are off 367 views

Jim Greer (right) with Charlie Crist at a Republican Party of Florida event.

By Alex Snitker

What happened to “Chaingang Charlie” in the last 3 years?

Has his political astuteness finally caught up with the social trends or is his new found acceptance of Democrat ideals sincere? 

This former Republican, turned Independent, turned Democrat sure has a lot of explaining to do on his turn from signing into effect one of the strongest bills against citizens growing marijuana (Florida Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act) to now supporting those same citizens in their fight to legalize the substance for medicinal purposes.

Take, for example, Cathy Jordan. Mrs. Jordan suffers from Lou Gerhig’s Disease, a debilitating disease that kills most patients within 3-5 years of the onslaught of symptoms. She uses medicinal cannabis to alleviate the severe pain she suffers daily.

In February of this year, the Jordan home was raided with armed and masked agents to seize the plants being used for her treatment. This came at the height of the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act making it’s way through the Florida Legislature. Had this namesake piece of legislation been passed in the 2012 Legislative Session her actions and that of many patients like her would no longer be done in secret or in fear of government agents descending on their homes.

Where was Charlie Crist in defense of Cathy Jordan in February?


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Alexander Snitker is a United States Marine veteran and the first Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate from the State of Florida. Website: E-Mail:

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