Florida Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Florida’s floridaSenate Health Policy Committee voted 8 to 0 Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 7066, a proposal to greatly expand upon a medical cannabis bill approved by state lawmakers – and signed by Governor Rick Scott – in 2014. The bill has already been approved by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee.

In July, Governor Rick Scott signed into law a proposal that legalized the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of low-THC cannabis extracts for the treatment of cancer, epilepsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Senate Bill 7066 would add multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, paraplegia, quadriplegia and terminal illness to the list of conditions that qualify an individual to purchase and use cannabis medicines.

Senate Bill 7066 would also significantly increase the number of licensed producers and distributors of cannabis extracts.

In January, legislation (Senate Bill 528) to legalize medical cannabis – not just cannabis extracts – was filed in the state’s Senate, though it unfortunately has yet to gain much traction.

A separate proposal filed last month in the state’s Senate – Senate Bill 1176 – would legalize the possession, personal cultivation and distribution of cannabis for recreational purposes.

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15 thoughts on “Florida Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill”

  1. Please add add cirrohsis of the liver and rhumatoid arthritis to this lisy.I want to get off the most addictive morphine.

  2. Fuck the medicinal!! We are now going for straight Recreational! You fucked us once by not passing medical with 57% for and 52% against now you’re fucked.

  3. IF THE BILL DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO GROW YOUR OWN, OR TO BUY FROM A DISPENSARY THEN WHAT GOOD IS IT ?? NONE !! I LIVE IN NEW MEXICO WHERE YOU CAN GROW UP TO 16 PLANTS, BUT WHEN KENTUCKY PASSES THEIR LAW, IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO GROW UP TO 24 PLANTS, 12 SEEDLINGS, AND 12 FLOWERING !! IF THEY DO PASS IT IN KY, THATS WHERE WE ARE MOVING TO !!! BUT FOR NOW, SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS FLORIDA LAW TO ME, SO FAR I CAN’T MAKE HEADS OR TAILS OF IT !! IS THERE A LINK TO THE SITE WHERE YOU CAN READ THE BILL, OR SEE WHAT CHANGES IT MAKES IN CURRENT LAWS THERE ??? i USED TO LIVE IN FLORIDA AND WOULD LOVE TO LIVE THERE AGAIN, BUT NOT WITHOUT A CANNABIS LAW THAT ALLOWS ME TO NOT ONLY SMOKE OR EAT WEED, BUT TO GROW MY OWN AS WELL !!

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