Florida CAN Shifts Public Opinion in Latin America

Florida Cannabis Action Network Communications Director David Jones earned the title of 'International Drug Policy Reformer' when he spent a week working with the Costa Rican congress in November 2014. David Jones said, "Serving the greater international cannabis movement is a privilege and an honor. Cannabis prohibition is a global issue and we are shaping the conversation abroad by teaching other reform organizations tactics they can deploy in their democratic government."

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Myths regarding Federal Rescheduling

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
The Myths of Rescheduling by Retired law professor Buford Terrell from his blog www.terrellmarijuana.blogspot.com

Talk of rescheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act has been rampant lately, especially in light of recent statements by Attorney-General Holder and then by his resignation. Most agree that the placement of marijuana in Schedule I, along with heroin and various psychedelics, which prevents it from being prescribed or distributed through commercial and pharmaceutical channels, is incorrect and should be changed. But quick action is unlikely. Many of the shortcuts to rescheduling bandied about today will not work.

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FLCAN Hits Federal Courts to Reschedule Cannabis

The Florida Cannabis Action Network took on the federal government in a lawsuit regarding the scheduling of cannabis. A coalition of medical cannabis advocacy groups and patients filed a lawsuit in 2011 to compel the Obama Administration to respond to a petition that has been left unanswered for nine years.

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FLCAN Presents A Case For Changing Possession Laws

Florida CAN created and released a white paper, The Case for Recalibration to the Office of the Governor in August 2012. The paper outlines why we need to change possession penalties, the effectiveness of current policies and numerous reasons why we need to change sentencing policies for cannabis.

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Petition to Pam Bondi to Reschedule Cannabis

Few people recognize the authority of the Attorney General when it comes to drug laws. The Legislature grants the Attorney General an emergency power to reschedule substances within the Florida Drug Abuse, Prevention and Control Act (the state equivalent to the federal Controlled Substance Act).

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I'm A Patient, Not A Criminal

The states medical necessity defense is an important tool for patients who chose to use cannabis in Florida. I'm a patient, not a criminal is the battle cry for many of our patients who find themselves facing prosecution.

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Reinforcements Arrive for Ballot Initiative

The People United for Medical Marijuana or PUFMM got off to a slow start. The management team led by Kim Russell, certainly had the right idea. If lawmakers refused to pass laws protecting patients use of cannabis, you take it to the people.

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Veterans for Cannabis Tour

Our 100KStrong.net project is a veteran-led initiative including a Whistle-Stop Tour distributing materials at Florida VA Centers while helping veterans understand the health benefits of cannabis, provide tools for sounding-off locally and taking action!

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