Thank you very much for your time city Council Mr. Mayor and fellow residents of Seminole County and Oviedo,
Congratulations to the first responders who were recognized this evening as well.
Well done young Women and men!
My name is Shaun Kunz I am a local entrepreneur I am a teacher I am a father I am a sports coach. I’m a regular guy, I do not drink I do not smoke cigarettes nor do I smoke marijuana. I stand against extending a moratorium against medical marijuana dispensaries. I spend a lot of money in Oviedo because there are competitive companies I can’t find anywhere else.
My other qualifications as regular Joe, I am also a ulcerative colitis sufferer. Cannabanoids have been shown to be very effective both in pain relief and in relieving inflammation when tested with Crohn’s patients and ulcerative colitis patients alike. To this end, the federal government owns the patents of these cannabinoids.
Currently my medication is given intravenously at the Cancer Institute as an infusion of Remicade which without insurance is billed at $25,000 per dosage. With insurance it’s billed around $16,000 per dosage. This occurs every eight weeks for me. Please don’t limit access to alternative or more affordable medicines.
I also ask you to consider that the state of Florida has given their government colleges free reign to begin testing industrial hemp. While it is not medicinal, it is the same New booming Industry, and a lot of local farms are hoping to get on the test run shortlist. Don’t let Oviedo be left in the dust in the medical dispensary field. Your ready to here more invasive and more expensive infrastructure…
Thirdly in a little bit more broad, and inclusive, it is neither City Hall’s job to determine the medical quality of these pharmaceuticals, that is between the patient and the doctor. nor is it City Hall’s job micro regulate business. That is the job of the provider and the consumer. Just like CVS and Publix Rx.
Put the Dispensary issue to a referendum.
A few of you are up for re election. Put your name next to it.
In response to the concerns.
We not trying to become Asheville or San Fran.
They are not selling joints or dimebags. It’s been legislated down to low potency pills and suppositories. There are a few available options….
Medical marijuana won more states than Hillary. Don’t discount that. End the moratorium or put it on a ballot.
You’re willing to continue de
In case you missed the other pleas…regulation is slow moving and often sporadic and unreliable, even when there’s a dime in it for them. Let the free market decide.