CCC Statement On Cannabis Bill Failure
Tonight the Florida Senate adjourned, and with them left any hopes of the passage of legislation that would have created the most restricted medical marijuana program in the United States.
CS/CS/HB 1397 would have mandated women submit to pregnancy tests, DOH inspection of medical records, and a governmental overreach into the doctor/patient relationship with the creation of “pattern review panels”.
Our official statements are as follows:
From Dr. Gordon:
“We will continue to operate as we always have, to the word and the letter of Amendment 2, which became law on January 3, 2017.
Most importantly, we will continue to advocate on behalf of each patient within our practice to ensure they have access to medicinal cannabis to treat their chronic and debilitating illnesses.”
From Director Pat DeLuca:
“The legislature’s failure to come to an agreement is the culmination of many insults to the people whom they’ve been elected to represent.
Amendment 2 carried with it a mandate of 71.3 percent of voters. We now charge forward with the mandate of the electorate, and will advocate intensely to ensure the doctor/patient relationship remains sacred and that medication is accessible in many forms and is easily available to all qualified patients within the state.
We’ve contacted all of our current patients and reassured them that there will be no change in the operation of our practice.”
Compassionate Cannabis Clinic, is located in Venice, Florida. Since opening on January 3, 2017, Dr. Gordon and his staff have seen over 600 patients. The practice has become known as the premier clinical model or cannabis treatment in Florida, and has been featured on numerous news outlets nationwide.