Last year seventy-one percent of voters in Florida approved of medical marijuana, but lawmakers may have a different opinion on medical Marijuana. Miami resident Jacel Delgadillo has a son named Bruno who suffers from Davet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Since Bruno started using medical marijuana oil, he has had fewer seizures in a week compared to nearly a hundred without the plant. Mrs. Delgadillo's concerns are that lawmakers may try to implement regulations that could counter the accessibility throughout the state.


Voters who agreed to legalize medical marijuana are hoping to have access to types of drug usage, such as edibles and using the whole-plant to counteract diseases and conditions that can be life debilitating.

Mrs. Delgadillo worries that the laws enacted or proposed would ban edibles or other plant usages that could be better for ALS patients or people addicted to pain killers. Putting regulations on growers can limit the types of medical strains Jacel uses on her son to limit his seizures. But there are ways around getting your worries voiced and reaching out to legislation about concerns.

Open door

The Florida Health Department is having a public hearing Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Laboratory Branch of the Health Department located at 3602 Spectrum Boulevard. When the laws were enacted, the Health Department had no way to getting the drugs to patients of doctors who signed up for special licensing to give cannabis to their patients as alternatives to prescription pain killers.

Their only words of advice were now that medical marijuana was legal in Florida, and if you wish to dispense the crop, you have to consult your legal department before doing so. But having an open door policy to the public to hear their concerns shows that the Health Department wants to work with the public and the government on the best solution possible for people to gain access to these drugs.

Recently, the Health Department and the Senate released proposals that would allow dispensers to mostly keep control of distributing the drug and selling it to the patients. Some of the methods to dispense or sell the drugs to patients could be in forms of cannabis oils or cannabis pills. So far there are seven licensed medical marijuana growers within the state.

But the rules proposed would restrict the usage of the drug to specific medical conditions that require approval by the Board of Medicine and allow the licensed growers to sell to the larger market and within the state. It seems like a smoking good deal.