Jeb Bush: “Marijuana could harm Florida’s reputation” is the most disingenuous statement since
A, Nixon’s “I am not a crook”
B, Cheney’s “Iraq oil will pay for this war”
C, Sarah Palin’s “I can see Russia from my backyard”
Answer: All of the above.
He said, “I believe it is the right of states to decide this issue.” HellOOOOoooo! This is why it’s on the state wide ballot to begin with.
Is there anyone out there that believes that if some of our legislators take a toke or two, there might be less rancor and opposition to laws which seek to diminish legal voting by minorities, severely limit citizens access to the Affordable Care Act to which the St, Augustine record calls a “mean-spirited, cruel and fiscally irresponsible act” and which so completely Gerrymandered electoral districts so they favored republicans, they had to be struck down by a judge?
Despite weeks of spirited campaigning by opponents, a resounding 88 percent of Floridians support medical marijuana legalization in Florida.
The remaining 12% continued watching Fox News and planned to attend a tea party rally as soon as they could cash their social security check and buy a bus ticket.
Bush, (the wrong kind) also said “Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or run a business, a family-friendly destination for tourism and a desirable place to raise a family or retire.”
None of the above has anything to do with use of the type of medical marijuana the Governor signed into law in June.
The strain, called Charlotte’s web contains a very small dose of THC, which has been shown effective for treating children with seizure disorders and other conditions.
Let’s now make a partial list of some of the things that have really harmed Florida’s reputation:
A state legislature nationally reviled for its repressive voter tactics and onerous politics, some of the worst traffic congestion in the nation, Miami tops in road rage, crooked politicians, a natural resource (The Everglades) being polluted by big sugar with political donations to suppress clean-up efforts, stand your ‘so called’ ground laws, a governor who’s health care company had to pay $1.7 billion in fines for taxpayer-bilking Medicaid fraud felonies who was also selected as one of the nation’s worst governors by the Chronicle of Higher Education for wanting to phase out funding for the humanities, Pensacola and Jacksonville top 10 in the nation for most toxic drinking water, highest rate of identity theft in the nation, most lax oversight of illegal drug proliferation, and Jeb Bush thinks marijuana could harm Florida’s reputation.