Tell Governor Scott "Amnesty Now"

Cathy Jordan, FL CAN President

We Did It!The Governor's staff has set a meeting! Sign NOW!

Last year, FL CAN's President and Executive Director, Cathy Jordan and Jodi James, worked hard to prepare for the 2012 Legislative Session. They studied the committees, they learned the names and faces of the State Senators and State House Members who needed to say yes to our bill and they did the real work it takes to impact the state legislature.

Walking away from the 2012 Legislative session without safe access to cannabis on the ballot was hard. FL CAN knows how important it is to change cannabis laws. We know the cost in human lives; the young people who will be arrested, the sick and affirmed that will suffer without this medicine or suffer because they choose to use cannabis.  

In April, we began this petition asking Governor Scott for Amnesty for Patients. With only 2800 signatures on the petition, we did not think we had a chance to get the Governors attention, but we promised to deliver the petition, so we began relentlessly requesting an audience with the Governor!

After weeks of e-mails, phone calls and letters, we got the meeting!

On August 2, 2012, we have a meeting with the Governor's Office of Budget and Policy Chief Advisor. 

When the Governor's staff agreed to take the meeting we were thrilled.

Could this mean Governor Scott is interested in creating a more sensible policy for cannabis?

If so, it is going to take more than a few thousand signatures for him to listen to us!

Will you help us get enough signatures to convince the Governor before August 2, 2012?

10,000 signatures, 20,000 signatures, we don't know what it will take to move the Governor, but Cathy and I feel certain if you help us get thousands of signatures before August 2, the staff will bring the Governor into the meeting!

We are putting together real-life stories like our friend Kathy Day's. Kathy is facing charges for a small amount of cannabis found in a room she rented. Kathy refuses to plead guilty for what she and her doctors agree is medicine. The case has been going on nearly 2-years. 

Or how about Delbert from North Florida. Delbert is a 62-year old veteran. When his insurance company stopped paying for the Marinol (synthetic THC - one of the active ingredient in cannabis) Delbert chose to grow a couple of plants for his medicine. When police helicopters spotted the plants, the S.W.A.T team returned to raid the property. After over a year of prosecution, Delbert plead guilty and paid a fine. He was facing 11 years in prison and $11,000.00 in fines. Delbert suffers from multiple medical problems including heart and liver disease causing chronic nausea, chronic fatigue and depression. 

Help us stop the madness.
Help us stop the prosecution of patients using a medicine approved in 18 states and nations around the globe!

Join us in asking the Governor to end the War on Patients by giving them Amnesty!

To the Honorable Governor Scott,

We the undersigned recognize science, logic, human compassion, and proven economic impact all support allowing Floridians and their healthcare providers to consider therapeutic access to cannabis.

During the 2012 session bills sat in both the House and the Senate waiting on lawmakers to take action to protect sick Floridians. At a time when raising health care costs are devastating families and the State Budget, we believe access to cannabis is a sensible, cost-effective option.

We believe patients who use cannabis should be given protection from prosecution while lawmakers create a system that protects the public interest while allowing patients to have safe, legal access to therapeutic cannabis.

Don’t make Florida patients wait another day – let alone another year – for access to a proven medicine, already legal in 18 states. Two Floridians, Elvy Mussika and Irv Rosenfeld receive 300 cannabis cigarettes from the Federal Government every thirty days while others suffer criminal charges.

We urge you to sign an Executive Order giving Amnesty to the other patients in Florida who are using cannabis as medicine too.

Tax-payers do not want to pay for the cost of investigating, prosecuting and incarcerating people with ALS, Cancer, MS, chronic pain and other illnesses easily treated with cannabis.

Don't make Florida patients fight the legal system while fighting their disease.

Give cannabis patients amnesty now!
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Number Date Name Location Wait, you can sign the ...
4786 Tue Sep 25 19:40:42 EDT 2012 collin dunlap Cape Coral, FL use to help gain appitite, depression, and anxiety.
4785 Tue Sep 25 19:39:20 EDT 2012 collin dunlap Cape Coral, FL
4784 Mon Sep 24 12:38:07 EDT 2012 Richard Pensivy Palmetto, FL
4783 Sun Sep 23 02:39:23 EDT 2012 Anonymous tampa , FL anxiety, depression, bowel problems
4782 Tue Sep 18 13:29:22 EDT 2012 Samuel Sherman FL Anxiety, MS
4781 Sat Sep 15 00:29:16 EDT 2012 Anonymous NC Anxiety
4780 Fri Sep 14 14:04:23 EDT 2012 Anonymous FL
4779 Tue Sep 04 16:56:14 EDT 2012 Robert Diacheysn Orlando, FL Anxiety, insomnia, back pains
4778 Tue Sep 04 15:19:26 EDT 2012 Rebecca Zouain FL Insomnia, eating disorders, heart problems, chronic migraines, nausea, back problems, neck problems
4777 Mon Sep 03 14:40:22 EDT 2012 Wendy Johnstone Sandyville, OH terminal bone cancer !
4776 Sun Aug 26 18:32:07 EDT 2012 M. Marie Gulian Palm Springs, FL anxiety & sleep disorders
4775 Sat Aug 25 02:35:40 EDT 2012 Anonymous Davenport , FL Fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia
4774 Wed Aug 22 13:57:52 EDT 2012 Anonymous Bradenton, FL
4773 Tue Aug 21 17:42:35 EDT 2012 Anonymous FL anxiety, depression, panic attacks
4772 Fri Aug 17 22:00:43 EDT 2012 Anonymous miami, FL Anxiety, Insomnia
4771 Thu Aug 16 15:49:57 EDT 2012 Amanda Millard FL
4770 Thu Aug 16 10:14:03 EDT 2012 branden schult saint cloud, FL Insomnia
4769 Thu Aug 16 08:59:33 EDT 2012 Anonymous orlando, FL
4768 Wed Aug 15 23:07:21 EDT 2012 Michael Thompson lake wales, FL
4767 Wed Aug 15 14:47:14 EDT 2012 Anonymous Punta Gorda, FL
4766 Wed Aug 15 14:36:50 EDT 2012 Evan Kennedy FL
4765 Tue Aug 14 18:48:45 EDT 2012 David Greene Jacksonville, FL
4764 Tue Aug 14 00:22:39 EDT 2012 Danny Schalk FL Nausea, Severe back pain, Insomnia, Asthma
4763 Mon Aug 13 22:56:59 EDT 2012 Rebekah Ponds Oxford, FL
4762 Mon Aug 13 22:08:06 EDT 2012 Arthur Jones Tampa, FL
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Together, we can change the way Florida treats patients.
Providing them with safe, legal access to this gentle medicine is a good place to start.
Thank you for helping me help patients.