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The amendment passed in a landslide, garnering over 71 percent of the vote statewide and over 60 percent supermajority of Marco Island voters… This brought out many citizens with heartbreaking experiences who have been subject to unreasonable restrictions on their ability to access the medicine they need to help their ailments and symptoms of serious and painful conditions. These individuals, or those they love, suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, just to list a few. The Marco Eagle has done a great job telling the stories of some of these patients who were courageous enough to share the pain and suffering that they must deal with on a daily basis and how they believe that a MMTC dispensing facility on Marco Island would help them. - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 6/21/19

“It’s not a revolutionary concept,” Grifoni said. “It’s actually a concept that protects taxpayer dollars, which is why Florida statutes require a supermajority or unanimous vote to raise your taxes over a certain amount.” - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 4/23/19

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The proposal brought forth by Councilor Jared Grifoni called for the city to budget $5,000 towards the program, which would reward good behavior. “Rather than coming down on a citizen, it’ll show that if people do the right thing, it is recognized as well and welcomed,” Grifoni said. - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 4/9/19

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