I have over six herniated, ruptured or bulging discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pinched nerves in my arms from years operating a moving company. I live in Florida, and as many know our pain pill epidemic has reached epic proportions. I was prescribed over 100 Percocets per month and only after experiencing the pain-receiving benefits of marijuana was I able to get off my pharmaceutical pain medication. Being a resident of Florida has meant I have had to put myself and my family at risk for health care decisions. It’s completely legal for me to have synthetic opiate-based medications, but not a natural plant that has been around for thousands and thousands of years. The citizens of Florida feel like they are being persecuted just like all other citizens of sates where medical marijuana is illegal. I cannot go more than a week without cannabis or my pain and nerve injuries act up so bad that I cannot get out of bed. We have thought about moving to California just so I can cultivate my own medicine, but that is financially unobtainable right now. Please help get my story out. Anything to help end prohibition of Earth’s best plant species!