Florida Legislator To Attempt THC Cap For Medical Marijuana Patients
Florida legislature is in talks to limit the THC content of medical cannabis. If adopted, the move would make it harder for patients to get the doses needed to be effective. So why is it so difficult for lawmakers to accept that medical marijuana literally saves lives?
Last week, Virginia Senator Amanda Chase spread misinformation on Twitter that legalizing marijuana would exacerbate the state's drug problem and lead to more overdoses. Because cannabis carries a negative stigma, false statements like "fear of hunting" are as dangerous to public health and safety as the drug itself.
As a result, medical marijuana users in Florida face the same problems as any other medical cannabis user in the United States. I met with the Florida Medical Marijuana Association, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida to hold them accountable for their misinformation and misinformation.
Like Senator Chase, Madras has been guilty of spreading misinformation about medical marijuana by citing outdated and erroneous reports and exaggerating the so-called risks of legalizing recreational cannabis. Statements by cannabis opponents of Madroses support the need to set a limit on the THC content in medical cannabis products and to cap it at 10% for flowers sold at medical marijuana treatment clinics (MMTC).
Ben Pollara of Florida Care says: "Limiting THC is tantamount to a medical marijuana tax for patients. This would be a devastating blow to Florida residents who depend on medical cannabis for their health care and would limit access to this potentially life-saving drug.
As a result, patients must smoke more, pay more, and buy more medical marijuana to achieve the same effect. Since most flowers contain MMTCs in the range of 15-25% THC, a 10% THC cap would mean patients would have to spend $50 to $150 more on the same amount of drugs, "Pollara says. This would be a devastating blow to all patients, especially those who cannot afford the price change. Many of us risk potential health and safety risks by buying cannabis on the illegal market.