Florida Medical Cannabis Advocates Use 48-Foot Billboards to Promote MMJ Legalization

Medical cannabis advocates will unveil two billboards in South Florida this afternoon urging residents to support medical marijuana legalization in the state.

The 48-foot billboards  – which read “I’m A Patient Not a Criminal” and “Prescribed in Israel” – are part of a larger effort by the non-profit group The Silver Tour to target older voters. The next step of the campaign will involve local TV ads and eventually a national push for legalization.

The billboards will help create a greater awareness of MMJ as Florida considers whether to move forward with medical cannabis legislation this year. A Florida lawmaker recently introduced a proposed constitutional amendment in the House that would allow adults to use marijuana for medical reasons, while a companion bill was introduced in the Senate. If lawmakers sign off on the proposal, it would then end up on the fall ballot.

Charles Stroud, a disabled truck driver who lives in Pennsylvania, funded the billboard campaign.

The Silver Tour will host a 3 p.m. press conference today at All Star Sports Bar & Grill in Pompano, Florida (2201 W. Sample Road), to discuss the billboards and talk about its upcoming plans. The group has hosted MMJ-themed events for Florida seniors in the past few months, bringing in nurses, doctors, medical marijuana patients and others who support using cannabis for medical reasons.

Seventeen other states are considering medical cannabis proposals this year as MMJ gains greater acceptance among the public.

7 comments on “Florida Medical Cannabis Advocates Use 48-Foot Billboards to Promote MMJ Legalization
  1. AL BYRNE on

    Florida’s Governor is a Army Vet. Florida’s Lt. Governor is a retired Navy Lcdr. Leaders?

    Florida has no positive medical cannabis law – therefore no Florida Veteran that needs and uses medical cannabis can be treated in FL VA facilities. Vets in cannabis “legal” states are treated by the VA.

    “Treatment by Geography”, a new medical protocol using wounded Vets as guinea pigs. The US leads again in arrogance, stupidity and mendacity this time with Vets as targets.

    Bitch loudly about this everywhere or take down your yellow ribbons.

    Al Byrne, Lcdr., USN, ret.

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  2. israel on

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  3. Dietrich on

    Israel:
    This is not a flame, but a constructive criticism: ALL CAPS MEANS YOU ARE YELLING. Also, please use a grammar and spell checker before making a fool of yourself.

    As for my sitatuion, I have been in chronic intractible pain for the past 14 years. I hope that Florida supports the law because I have seen far too many documentaries that show Medicinal Marijuana helps control neuropathic pain. I just hope that the insurance companies will support it as well – they won’t pay for Fentora because it costs about $5,000/month depending on how much you are prescribed.
    I need relief from the pain and what I am prescribed is barely making it tolerable. No one knows what 24/7 pain is like until it has affected you. Sadly, far too many people have taken their lives just to be relieved from the agony suffered day in and day out.

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  4. John S on

    I do not see Florida being a mmj state any time soon.
    Why do I say that ?
    It is because they are only meeting at a few places in Florida.What Kim at
    “PUFFM” needs to do is get the word out all over Florida.Florida is going to be the last state for MMJ. 🙁

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  5. Dana on

    I have just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I have lost 60 lbs. over the past three months because I don’t have much of an appetite and the cancer is apparently eating away at me, and I haven’t even started chemo yet. I asked three doctors at the VA about medical marijuana for both pain control and as a sure fire source of eating. All three doctors agree that it would be helpful, however because I live in Florida they can’t prescribe it for me. It’s a pretty bad State of affairs when you just want a chance to say alive but you have to pull up roots and move to a “politically Intelligent” State to have a chance to do so.

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