Speaker of the House Will Weatherford is key to moving the medical cannabis bill in the Florida House (HB 1139) forward this year because it is only through Rep. Weatherford that this bill can move beyond the Health Quality Subcommittee. Click Here to tell Speaker Weatherford that coming home in May at the end of this year’s regular legislative session without creating safe, legal access for patients is NOT okay.
We were thrilled to learn that attorney John Morgan and our friends with PUFMM (People United for Medical Marijuana) are going to put medical access to cannabis in the constitution in November of 2014 if 60% of Floridians agree, but PATIENTS CAN NOT WAIT for safe legal access.
Members of the House Health Quality Subcommittee are ready to hear HB 1139 NOW but the Speaker is blocking the hearing! Speaker Will Weatherford has the power to end the suffering of thousands of Floridians by simply allowing a fair and balanced hearing of the HB 1139. Tell Speaker Weatherford you support safe, legal access to cannabis.
These are the final weeks of sub-committees hearings, but the bill will not move without the Speaker’s approval. The 1978 Therapeutic Access to Cannabis Act was withdrawn from committees and sent directly from to the floor of the House - where it passed overwhelmingly. The Speaker can make this happen, but he won’t move unless you force his hand.