Michael W. Forsthoefel: Not for this doctor’s patients

October 28, 2014 | TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT A popular notion is that marijuana is a harmless pleasure, access to which should not be regulated or considered illegal. Actually, marijuana is currently an illicit drug of which 12 percent of people over the age of 12 have a high rate of use. As a practicing physician specializing in internal medicine, and as …

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No: Too risky for state businesses

October 23, 2014 | ORLANDO SENTINEL In ecent months, many Americans, myself included, have become educated on the medicinal benefits that cannabis may provide to patients who have some terrible illnesses. Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature passed the Charlotte’s Web law that allows medicinal cannabis for Floridians battling illnesses such as epilepsy, Lou Gehrig’s disease and various types of …

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Commentary: Scientific data doesn’t back legalizing medical marijuana

October 23, 2014 | PALM BEACH POST Amendment 2, termed “Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions” on the November ballot, represents a classic case of creating medicine by public opinion, not by science and research. And, I can assure you that in spite of the anecdotal stories claiming the amazing benefits of “medical marijuana” for everything from epilepsy and …

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Vote ‘No’ on legalizing medical marijuana

October 22, 2014 | APALACHICOLA  & CARRABELLE TIMES The famous Philosopher George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The question for Florida voters in November is whether Floridians want to be condemned to the historic effects that legalized marijuana has had on the health, education, and safety of citizens in Colorado. No one …

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Florida Business Organizations Urge ‘No on Amendment 2’

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Contact: Sarah Bascom, sarah@bascomllc.com, 850.294.6636 Florida Business Organizations Urge ‘No on Amendment 2′ Tallahassee, Fla. – The Vote No on 2 Campaign today showcased the Florida business organizations opposed to the so-called medical marijuana Amendment. The business organizations, which include the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Florida, have all …

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Viewpoint: So you think you want to legalize marijuana?

October 19, 2014 | PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL When I was younger, I probably would have supported legalizing marijuana as well, but due to some personal trials and tribulations that I went through, Amendment 2 is something that I absolutely cannot support. And, hopefully by telling my story, I can show you, and everyone else in Florida, why this amendment is …

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Sheriff Gee: Why parents should be alarmed about Amendment 2

October 19, 2014 | TAMPA TRIBUNE By now we’ve all heard the arguments for and against the legalization of “medical” marijuana under Amendment 2. The amount of inaccurate and confusing information about the legalization of “medical” marijuana can overwhelm parents. Some of the information we hear about cannabis is conflicting, making it hard to understand the ways it may affect …

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Editorial: Vote no on pot Amendment 2

October 18, 2014 | ORLANDO SENTINEL The stories are heart wrenching. There’s the heroic lifeguard who dove into disaster trying to rescue a swimmer. Now, brief respites from relentless pain and ruthless spasms come only through pot-infused edibles. Then there’s the 60-ish wheelchair-user who grows her own cannabis to combat the indelicate drooling, face-numbing, and other withering dysfunction of deadly …

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COLUMN: Five reasons to vote no on Amendment 2

October 18, 2014 | NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS I want to make clear that I am not against the legalization of medical marijuana, but I am against the legalization of medical marijuana under the guise of this amendment. The amendment, in its present form, was introduced by People United for Medical Marijuana as an initiative and is opposed by the …

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Florida Faith-Based Groups Recognize Amendment 2 Falls Short on Promises

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 17, 2014 Contact: Sarah Bascom, sarah@bascomllc.com, 850.294.6636 Florida Faith-Based Groups Recognize Amendment 2 Falls Short on Promises Tallahassee, Fla. – The Vote No on 2 Campaign today showcased the Florida Baptist Convention and Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops recent announcement regarding their opposition to Amendment 2, the ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana. In a …

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