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FL Lawmakers Say Medical Marijuana OK Yet Restrict Smoking It

Boulder-pot-samplesMedical marijuana is fine, two Republican lawmakers say — so long as Florida patients ingest weed in some way other than smoking it.

“I don’t have a problem with people with debilitating diseases taking advantage of medical marijuana,” Sarasota Rep. Greg Stuebe told The Palm Beach Post. “But it should not be something that can be smoked.”

Smoking weed is a path to legalizing pot for recreational use, Stuebe says. Cannabis oil, which is taken orally, would be acceptable, he said, as would a pill and perhaps a vaporized form of THC.

The Senate version of a medical marijuana bill touches on the Cheech-and-Chong aspect
but may not have gone far enough for cops and some lawmakers. The measure would ban smoking medical marijuana in public but would allow doctors to prescribe a 30-day supply of smokable weed.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, said, “This only works if it looks, acts and feels like a medical experience.”

The question here is, why are legislators demanding that patients cannot smoke cannabis, especially in light of numerous studies that show there is no adverse outcome to inhaling it? In fact, smoking cannabis has a positive effect on the lungs and throughout the body, especially those who have asthma, and cancer, among other medical conditions.

Let us know in the comments below what you think of their decision.

Source: www.postnow.blog.palmbeachpost.com

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Steven Peters has been a health advocate for more than a decade and proponent for alternative healing by ‘Empowering Natural Living’ through homeopathic approaches. He is also an activist for social justice and environmental causes in the GMO Labeling and Non-GMO grassroots movements across the country, and a staunch advocate for cannabis education and reform.

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