Medical Marijuana vs. Recreational Marijuana

Medical Marijuana vs. Recreational Marijuana


Dale Carson, Attorney Jacksonville, Florida. We’re broadcasting live on Facebook. We’re going to talk to you about pot and marijuana. Medical marijuana, okay? And I just wanted to confirm to you that I
put a bunch of people in jail. But this is me when I was a pothead at 6-years-old
or 11-years-old. And that’s my brother over there. So you know we know what we’re talking about. And in Florida, it’s still a criminal violation. Medical marijuana is simply that. You have to have two physicians, not one. And they have to be special physicians who
authorize you a script to use medical marijuana. Isn’t that right, Chris? That’s correct. Much in the same way that other drugs such
as say, opiates, hydrocodone, Xanax, they can be perfectly legal if you have a prescription
from a doctor and have the legal authority to use it and to hold that prescription. Where as pot is the same thing. If you are prescribed it and go through the
process appropriately, you can have legal marijuana at this point in the state of Florida. However, at this juncture, simply possessing
it and then down the road saying “well I needed it for medical reasons,” is a much more difficult
argument to make. It candidly will probably result in criminal
charges. So, your recommendation to everyone is to
call you if they have a question, right? Absolutely. We deal with a lot of drug and marijuana related
cases. We’re always happy to answer any questions
people have, whether you have any pending charges or not. Thanks for watching.

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