The Florida NAACP and Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana have both endorsed Amendment 2 which would legalize medical cannabis and is up for a vote this November.
"We are thrilled to once again have the endorsement of the Florida NAACP and to now have Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana, a Florida non profit and advocacy outreach organization fighting to pass a sensible medical marijuana law is fantastic", says Ben Pollar, Campaign Manager for United for Care, the group behind Amendment 2. "We really appreciate their support and we look forward to working with them".
"I firmly believe my father, who suffered from glaucoma, would have benefited from medical marijuana", says Rosalind McCarthy, founder of Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana. "My son suffers from sickle cell anemia and I think Amendment 2 is the only way he'll ever have the option to legally reap the benefits medical marijuana can offer. My teenage son, just like the thousands of others who suffer from a disease that deteriorates their life, deserves another option- a less addictive option."
McCarthy continues; "We are going to do everything in our power to make sure the African American community of central Florida votes during this election cycle."
Amendment 2, which would legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for medical purposes, is up for a vote on November 8th. Being a citizens' initiative it requires 60% support to be passed into law.