Medicinal Marijuana Legal in Florida With Proof of Need

In November Florida voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. But right now there is a provision in Florida law that allows the use of medical marijuana for certain patients. The Florida Doctrine of Medical Necessity is not well known but it is being used by people here in state who say medicinal marijuana is their last hope. The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Florida for medical use for more than two decades but those turning to cannabis must prove its medical necessity.

“We want medical marijuana for her,” said Anneliese Clark. “We were ready to leave our home and move.”

Clark just months ago says her mind was made, she had planned a move to Colorado where she believes her 9-year-old daughter Christina would have a better quality of life.

“There’s really nothing left than new medicines that are coming out every day,” said Clark. “But the side effects are horrific.”

With not even a decade behind her little Christina has undergone three brain surgeries, taken 16 different medications, and traveled to three countries for stem cell treatment. Born with epilepsy, uncontrollable seizures have become a constant in her life.

“It’s very difficult to watch,” said Clark.

Tired of watching her child suffer, Clark is making a bold move. Suppressing her fears she’s ready to provide Christina with a drug now embroiled in a controversial fight in the state of Florida.

– Read the entire article at First Coast News.

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