Is Marijuana a votable subject?

Not only is Florida still one of the 38 states that has yet to pass legislation protecting medical marijuana patients, it also has the nation’s harshest penalties for those found to be in possession of even a nominal amount of marijuana. In Florida, a person can be sentenced to one year in jail and fined $1,000 for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana.

For those who have been convicted of violating Florida’s outdated marijuana laws, life can be a nightmare for years to come. Public housing eligibility, the ability to adopt or foster a child, the right to vote, and the ability to receive student aid — to name a few — can be affected by a marijuana conviction. These punishments can linger for years after a person has been convicted of a minor marijuana offense.

“As you may know, marijuana is defined as a schedule I narcotic, meaning medical professionals cannot prescribe cannabis. However, tetraydracannabinol (THC), the ingredient that has been found to help medical patients, is available in Marinol. Marinol is a schedule II narcotic that can be prescribed by doctors.”Bill Nelson

In which the response is a rather scientific response the results seem to be over whelming as marijuana and the medical version have different responses as well as results bringing a rather inconclusive term of action as to why marijuana and/or marinol are considered both in contrast as limits are being pushed to draw an over whelming consideration to law policies.

“Public housing eligibility, the ability to adopt or foster a child, the right to vote, and the ability to receive student aid — to name a few — can be affected by a marijuana conviction.”

“I oppose legalizing this dangerous drug. At this time, no legislation is pending in the Senate to decriminalize the possession or use of marijuana. If such a proposal is introduced I will keep your thoughts in mind.”Bill Nelson

What brought you to say this after receiving an objection, that I’m bringing into consideration when expressing the amount of effort and potential that marijuana brings as a subject.

Why mixed views?

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