TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- State Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) introduced a bill Wednesday, that would allow Floridians with debilitating medical conditions to legally obtain and use marijuana if their doctors recommend it.
S.B. 1250, the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, would allow patients with certain qualifying medical conditions, or their officially designated caregivers, to privately possess up to four ounces of marijuana and grow up to eight marijuana plants. It would also require the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities. The bill is named in recognition of Cathy Jordan, president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, who uses marijuana in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Police raided Jordan’s home on Monday and seized her medical marijuana after a government employee visiting the home next door saw marijuana plants on her property.