This letter is a response to Mike McLeod's Feb. 20 letter.
Imagine you have traumatic brain injury, back injury and leg reconstruction. Imagine being in constant, debilitating pain where everyday routines prove impossible to manage. Imagine not being able to care for your children in the way you desire and they deserve.
Imagine being tethered to oxycodone and morphine for any relief, only to endure side effects which make you rethink the pain relief. Imagine living with no true quality of life.
Now, imagine experiencing relief from medical marijuana, yet not being able to procure it legally. Pain relief should not be a criminal act.
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I hope you never have to endure that fate as I have. Floridians support this bill; it has been our legislators turning a deaf ear.
Imagine a state where the people's will triumphs over politician's agendas. Amendment 2 will provide compassionate care to our citizens who suffer terribly from debilitating conditions by allowing doctors to recommend medical marijuana.
I do not support this bill to get high; rather to live a life worth living and to be the best mom I possibly can be. Under this amendment, other forms of the plant can be utilized for medicinal purposes. For the many qualifying patients in our state, this law will provide a long overdue option for doctors and a clear sign of hope for humanity.