Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana reform, endorses Amendment 2 as a means of protecting the rights and safety of sick, elderly, and disabled patients. Amendment 2 will allow patients with debilitating conditions, as outlined by the bill, to purchase marijuana from licensed, regulated dispensaries.
“Florida is known as a comfortable place for retirees, many of whom battle with painful and debilitating conditions,” said Special Agent Ray Strack (Ret.), a veteran U.S. Customs agent and speaker for LEAP. “Passing Amendment 2 will be fantastic for people, no different from our parents and grandparents, who are suffering and will benefit from safe and regulated access to medical marijuana.”
Amendment 2 is endorsed by The Miami Herald and other major newspapers, ACLU of Florida, Florida NAACP, Teamsters 2011, Palm Beach County Democratic Black Caucus, United Teachers of Dade, and U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown, Joe Garcia, Alcee Hastings, and other state legislators.
Twenty-five states and D.C. have legalized some form of medical marijuana access. Florida is one of four states voting to reform medical marijuana laws this election.
LEAP is committed to ending decades of failed marijuana policies that have damaged the lives of countless Americans and their families, slowed the justice system at every level, and eroded trust between communities and police.