Florida Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Measure, Sends it to Governor

Florida’s Senate gave final approval today to Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extractsapproved, sending it to Governor Rick Scott, who stated yesterday that he will sign it into law once given the chance.

The new law legalizes cannabis extracts – such as oil, tinctures and lotions – for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. The extract must contain less than 0.8% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and a handful of dispensaries will be authorized to distribute the medicine.

“I’m a parent and a grandparent”, says Governor Rick Scott. “I want to make sure my children, my grandchildren, have the access to the health care they want”.

This November Florida voters will have the opportunity to take things a step further (through a vote on Amendment 2) by legalizing the full cannabis plant – and not just extracts – for medical purposes.

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    • Justin Eaker on July 15, 2014 at 6:23 am
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    I have been a patient of epilepsy every since I was 5yrs old and I am 35 yrs old now , I have had brain surgery , VNS surgery and all the medicines on the market that my body can handle . Nothing has worked to control them yet and now they approve something that I argued about 8yrs ago working with epileptic people because of the nervous system .

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