We recently heard about how Florida doctors may soon be able to prescribe medical marijuana to patients in need. So we went to speak with Bob & Cathy Jordan for their reaction to the news. Cathy Jordan is a patient who has used medical marijuana for almost three decades to treat her amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Bob Jordan had been threatened with prosecution for the garden of marijuana plants at their home in Parrish, Florida, until media focus on the case caused the district attorney to drop the charges. The two of them have been lobbying in the legislature for the Cathy Jordan Medical Marijuana Act, which, unlike the just-approved amendment, would allow patients to grow their own medicine.

“It’s a real mess up here in Tallahassee,” Bob told us, “we’ve been up here working on Cathy’s bill and helping out the folks who are working on the CBD-only bill.” Bob explained that nobody was expecting any judgment on the amendment from the Supreme Court until April and legislators had adopted a “wait-and-see” attitude. Meanwhile, Bob said, “We’ve just had some of the best hearings on medical marijuana,” and noted how approval of the amendment’s language now puts pressure on the legislature to work with marijuana reformers. However, it is unclear whether initiative backers would drop their campaign if the legislature passes its own medical marijuana law.

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