Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by Florida Senate Committee

Florida’sLos Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries Senate Regulated Industries Committee has voted 11 to 1 to pass a bill that would expand upon a medical cannabis extract bill approved by lawmakers in 2014.

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). This new proposal, 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, possess and use cannabis-based 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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2 comments

    • Mark on March 26, 2015 at 8:29 am
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    While the ignorant buffoons, errrr politicians, wrangle over this; people are dying from cancer. Suffering with Parkinsons, epilepsy, crohns. Sirs, if you had to look a terminal NAL cancer patient in the eye, what would you say to them? Move? We are.

    • scott on March 26, 2015 at 6:37 am
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    just wait I’m sure the advocates will get it on the ballot and get real cannabis legalized not a regulated one on % of low THC that extracts are limited to. 58% of midterm voted yes to legalize medical cannabis and they said 70% of the 18 to 35 yr old voters didn’t vote the midterm.

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