Robert Jordan, Husband Of Florida Med...

Robert Jordan, Husband Of Florida Medical Marijuana Activist,

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Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#1 Apr 26, 2013
Robert Jordan, the husband of Florida medical marijuana activist Cathy Jordan, will not face criminal charges for a February raid on the couple's home that turned up 23 pot plants. According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the prosecutor's office "announced that it believed Jordan could successfully mount a medical necessity defense in court."
The couple was raided in late February hours after the Miami Herald posted an article about rising support for legalized medical marijuana in Florida. The article noted that state Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth), was sponsoring a bill to legalize the drug that he had named in Jordan's honor. Jordan suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the degenerative, terminal nerve disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She has treated her symptoms with marijuana, and credits the drug for her 25-year survival with the disease.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Department insisted that the raid was never intended to send a political message, but came only after a real estate agent sent police a tip after stumbling upon the plants while showing a house. The timing, the department has said, was coincidental.“We had no choice as far as what we had to do here,” spokesman Dave Bristow told the Bradeton Herald.“They had marijuana. Marijuana is illegal. We confiscated the marijuana.”
Initial reports of the raid in the Bradeton Herald -- including one excerpted in the Miami Herald -- described the police officers wearing ski masks and entering the home with guns drawn. The reference to ski masks was later removed from the article.
The couple kept meticulous records of Cathy Jordan's treatment, and documented marijuana's effects on her condition. Though Florida has yet to pass a law allowing the use of medical marijuana, state courts have allowed the drug to be used in cases of medical necessity. Cases have been rare, likely because the drug is illegal and patients that may benefit are either never informed of possible benefits, or are simply afraid to ask.
Attorney Michael Minardi, who represents the Jordans, told the Herald-Tribune,“From what I know about ALS, she's kind of a miracle. When a woman tells you she's outlived four or five of her support groups, let her continue the treatment.”
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KD Peters

United States

#2 Apr 26, 2013
Putting smoke in your lungs helps with ALS? I find that hard to believe.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#3 Apr 26, 2013
KD Peters wrote:
Putting smoke in your lungs helps with ALS? I find that hard to believe.
How would you know ?

If you haven't figured it out the smoke is the way an active ingredient is delivered.
LAJ

Pensacola, FL

#4 Apr 28, 2013
KD Peters wrote:
Putting smoke in your lungs helps with ALS? I find that hard to believe.
Is there only one way to administer a dose of medication. Or are there many? There are tons of ways to introduce THC into your system. Smoke inhalation is just one, for those suffering and wasting it's not the only preferred method.
petition

Goodland, FL

#5 Apr 30, 2013
There is a petition about this floating around somewhere
KD Peters

United States

#6 May 2, 2013
Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>How would you know ?
If you haven't figured it out the smoke is the way an active ingredient is delivered.
People with ALS have a hard time breathing, even with no smoke in their lungs.
KD Peters

United States

#7 May 2, 2013
LAJ wrote:
<quoted text>
Is there only one way to administer a dose of medication. Or are there many? There are tons of ways to introduce THC into your system. Smoke inhalation is just one, for those suffering and wasting it's not the only preferred method.
you are right

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