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REP. JOE SAUNDERS TO UNVEIL MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGISLATION

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TALLAHASSEE, FLFlorida State Representative Joe Saunders (D-Orlando) and Senator Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) will hold a press conference Monday, February 10th, at 3:30PM to discuss planned legislation that would legalize the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

The Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act will create a well-regulated and controlled program that meets the needs of Floridians with chronic health conditions and disabilities that use or can benefit from the use of marijuana for medical treatment without further suffering from our state’s antiquated drug laws.  The new program contains protections to ensure public safety while also saving taxpayer dollars.

Currently, patients in 20 states and the District of Columbia like Cathy Jordan, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease over 28 years ago, have access to medical cannabis as an alternative and effective form of treatment.

EVENT INFORMATION:

WHO:             Representative Joe Saunders and Senator Jeff Clemens

WHAT:           Press Conference on Medical Cannabis

WHEN:           Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

WHERE:         The Capitol, 4th Floor Rotunda (outside Senate Chambers)

 

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