Today Florida Times Union posted that there will be a Cannabis Career Institute Event in Jacksonville, Florida.
This is a good thing. I can’t speak for the Cannabis Career Institute myself since I have never attended one of their events, but this is progress. Florida is slated to see a big change if the current medical marijuana Amendment 2 passes.
Although some nay sayers have spoken out arguing that the economic impact won’t be very big, I can guarantee it will be big. Farmers, chefs, lawyers, and even veterinarians have visited Seattle this summer for the sole purpose of taking a cannabis tour to learn as much about the industry here as they can.
Lets keep a focus on the most important aspect about ammendment 2. It focuses on the patients that need cannabis. One of the biggest insights we try to provide during our tours is that many people depend on cannabis to maintain a quality life that they would not have otherwise. JAMA Internal Medicine recently posted an study on opiate overdoses in states that have legalized medical marijuana. ABC News summarized the findings as a 25% drop in deaths from painkiller overdoses in states that legalized medical marijuana. 25%… Pain management is only one aspect of the medicinal benefits of cannabis.
Its amazing to see a state that represents the South East considering such liberal laws regarding cannabis!