Many stories and money are being poured in to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. However, our legislators have already passed a bill to legalize a need for medical marijuana, and they are now working on a patch to deliver precise dosages of therapeutic, non-euphoric marijuana for those in need, so why is this amendment necessary?
Only 3 percent of marijuana users have terminal or life-threatening illnesses. Is this being used as a ruse to legalize marijuana as they have in Colorado?
That governor has since regretted he allowed it and wishes he could overturn it. Now they have hundreds of homeless young people stoned on marijuana. Is this what we want for Florida?
Let's look at some of the tragic consequences of marijuana:
1. Marijuana has been laced in cookies and brownies.
2. Newborns have to battle this addiction.
3. The majority of DUI drug arrests involve marijuana in Colorado and teen drivers high on marijuana.
4. Drug related student suspensions/expulsions increased 32 percent from school through 2013.
5. College students and youths 12 to 17 were considered current marijuana users in 2012.
6. Hospitalizations related to marijuana has increased 82 percent since 2008.
7. Parents hooked on marijuana neglecting their children.
8. Studies prove pot smoking alters the brain.
9. Employees who test positive for this drug have 55 percent more industrial accidents and 85 percent more injuries.
10. Marijuana is often the first addiction of youth, which later leads to heroin and cocaine addiction. We are seeing a lot of heroin addiction now.
This amendment will only help those to get rich growing and selling it. Remember, It is very difficult to overturn it once it's passed.