Florida’s Senate gave final approval today to Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts, 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.