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1 Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation Narcotics - Vice - Organized Crime

2 METROPOLITAN BUREAU of INVESTIGATION State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit Orange County Sheriff s Office Orlando Police Department Winter Park Police Department Apopka Police Department Ocoee Police Department Osceola County Sheriff s Office Florida Department of Law Enforcement Winter Garden Police Department Florida Highway Patrol Drug Enforcement Administration United States Customs Service Federal Bureau of Investigation Immigration and Customs Enforcement

3 Facts on Marijuana Use Marijuana potency is much stronger than years ago Potency has tripled in the past 20 years 20 years

4 Facts on Marijuana Use Twenty-five percent of all fatal vehicle accidents in the U.S. involve marijuana Colorado fatalities with drivers testing positive for marijuana increased by 114 percent. Fatal Vehicle Accidents 25% 75% Fatal accidents Fatal accidents involving marijuana

5 Facts on Marijuana use Employees who tested positive for marijuana have 55% more industrial accidents and 85% more injuries than non-users Drug-using employees have been shown to have up to 300% higher medical costs which increase insurance rates for employers and employees

6 Medical Use Several major medical organizations including the American Medical Association, National Cancer Institute, American Glaucoma Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and American Cancer Society have rejected smoked marijuana as medicine Marijuana remains illegal, as a Schedule I drug, under federal law

7 Florida Amendment 2 Know the Facts

8 PATIENT And PERSONAL CAREGIVER Not subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions

9 Qualifying patient means a person who has been diagnosed to have a debilitating medical condition, who has a physician certification and a qualifying patient identification card In Arizona, 90% of the marijuana card holder claim Chronic Pain years old.

10 No guidelines in the ballot language requiring guardian consent for those under the age of 18 Personal Caregiver: 21 years of age No other requirements for becoming a caregiver Loophole could allow addicts, felons, drug dealers, and others to serve as a caregiver

11 PHYSICIAN Not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law for issuing a physician certification

12 Licensed Florida Physician: Conducts a physical examination of the patient Conducts a full assessment of the patient s medical history Signs a written document stating that in the physician s professional opinion, the patient suffers from a debilitating medical condition, that the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks.

13 DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITION CANCER, GLAUCOMA, HIV, AIDS, HEPATITIS C, ALS, CHRON S DISEASE, PARKINSON S DISEASE, MS, OR OTHER CONDITIONS FOR WHICH A PHYSICIAN BELIEVES THAT THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA WOULD LIKELY OUTWEIGH THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS FOR A PATIENT

14 Compare to California SERIOUSLY ILL CALIFORNIANS CANCER, ANOREXIA, AIDS, CHRONIC PAIN, SPASTICITY, GLAUCOMA, ARTHRITIS, MIGRAINE, OR ANY OTHER ILLNESS FOR WHICH MARIJUANA PROVIDES RELIEF

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17 PROVIDER Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers registered with the Department and in compliance with Department regulations, not subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions

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21 OVER 1,000 RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES IN LOS ANGELES

22 RETAILER

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25 BAD CALIFORNIA IDEA

26 Alternatives Legally dispensed medications are far safer and carry less risk of abuse than smoked marijuana Sativex Oral Spray Already been approved in almost two dozen countries and is in the last stages of FDA approval in the US

27 Alternatives Florida s Charlotte's Web Law Low THC High Cannabidiol (CBD) Oral Oil (No Smoking) Regulated and Controlled

28 Questions??

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