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Fla. lawmakers to unveil medical marijuana legislation

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Rep. Joe Saunders (D-Orlando) is one of two lawmakers who will discuss the planned act. Rep. Joe Saunders (D-Orlando) is one of two lawmakers who will discuss the planned act.
TALLAHASSEE, FL (WFLA) - Two Florida Democrats plan to unveil legislation on Monday that would legalize medical marijuana use.

A media advisory on the Facebook page of FLHOUSEDEMS says State Rep. Joe Saunders (D – Orlando) and State Senator Jeff Clemens (D – Lake Worth) will discuss the legislation on February 10th at 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee.

The legislation is dubbed the “Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act”, after a Manatee County woman with Lou Gehrig’s disease whose husband grows marijuana to help treat her.

"If you take the cannabis out of the picture she gets sick. You put it back in a picture she starts getting better again. Back to normal,” said Robert Jordan in a March 2013 interview.

The Jordans have been pushing Tallahassee lawmakers to make medical marijuana legal in Florida.  The Facebook alert, posted on Friday afternoon, says the Cathy Jordan Act will “ensure public safety while also saving taxpayer dollars”.

Currently, patients in 20 states and the District of Columbia have access to medical cannabis.

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