Posted on October 31, 2013 by News AdminThe Florida Supreme Court will decide whether a medical marijuana citizen initiative can move forward starting December 5.
As we told you earlier this week, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has raised some rather serious objections to the People United for Medical Marijuana initiative that would put the medical cannabis issue to voters in November 2014. So far, supporters have collected more than 100,000 signatures out of the 683,149 needed by Feb. 2014.
The state Supreme Court will now collect written arguments from both sides by Nov. 8. Both sides will also have time to rebuff each other's arguments before the judges hear oral arguments on Dec. 5.
Bondi is essentially arguing that the bill is too broadly written and that it would open the floodgates to legalization because anyone with enough money could get a doctor to write a recommendation - which many feel is the case in states like California and Colorado. She also tries arguing that the measure would violate federal law if passed - a move that 20 other states (and D.C.) have already decided isn't true.
The stall from the conservative Bondi gives her Republican friends more time and ammunition to rally the troops against the bill. The Florida Times-Union out of Jacksonville reports that the group Saving our Society from Drugs is already blathering on with their usual bullshit. The group opposes medical marijuana bills all over the country.
Their argument is more sophisticated than the simple "Just Say No" approach, instead they now argue that marijuana might be beneficial but raw cannabis isn't really medicine and therefore needs to be banned.
Which is pure crap. Smoked, raw cannabis can be beneficial to people just the same as extracted cannabinoids and a lot of times that is far more than synthetic cannabis drugs like Marinol ever accomplish.
The group is funded by major GOP wallet Mel Sembler, who also helped fund the bullshit Smart Colorado people who are also opposed to legalization and often tout bullshit statistics from "drug expert" physicians who are making hundreds of thousands treating people for "marijuana addiction".
Supporters of the bill have called this shameless politicking from "out of touch" state leaders who openly defy public opinion. People United has released polls showing up to 70 percent support for medical marijuana legalization in Florida.
"Attorney General Bondi wants to deny Floridians the opportunity to even vote on this issue," Ben Pollara, the campaign manager of People United for Medical Marijuana, said in a statement.
We've helped thousands of happy customers start & run their medicinal & recreational businesses in all legal states. Whether you're serious, curious or just looking to gather information, GreenZipp can help.
Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, GreenZipp has become the company people trust to help start and run their legal marijuana businesses. For the last 4 years, people have been using GreenZipp because it's famously easy, straight forward, with no hidden costs. Combine that with our best-in-the-biz customer service, and you've got a unique and delightful offering of products and services.
We've been in business for 5 years, so you can depend on us to alleviate the anxieties and pressures of starting and running your business. Not once, has a single customer ever been in trouble with the law - ever. We're extremely proud of that number. Our job is to keep you safe and compliant with regulations and allow you to run your company without fear or anxiety. We've gone and will continue to go to the ends of the earth for our customers. Learn more about our company.
Many customers come to us saying that they've been told they need a lawyer to start their businesses. Sure, you can definitely use them, but you don't need them. Heck, you can even do it yourself if you don't mind putting in the time and making some costly mistakes from time to time. We take the complicated, confusing and time-consuming process of starting or running your marijuana business and boil it down to plain, detailed and easy-to-follow steps. Or, we can just do the whole process for you.
Here's the best part: We're so effective, lawyers and law firms hire us to service their marijuana industry clients for them.
Absolutely. You can see how our customers feel about us via an independently certified, 3rd party review website. We're extremely proud of our 5 out of 5 Star rating.
We offer a free Starter Package to help people understand the industry and us a little better. Check it out.
New business owners, seasoned entrepreneurs, investment groups and law firms all rely on GreenZipp. We've been fortunate to earn the repeat business of our customers, including some of the top lawyers and law firms in the country.
There's a lot of (mis)information out there. At best, it's usually speculation from non-professionals, old wive's tales or completely fabricated. It can be tough to navigate. With that in mind, here are a few things we've prepared for you:
GreenZipp is a medical & recreational marijuana consulting firm that's helped thousands of customers establish and run their marijuana businesses in all legal states. With industry-leading, streamlined and cost-effective products and services that abolish hourly & hidden fees, we'll be sure to make you happy.
We’ll send periodic news, new product releases and exclusive promotions.