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 thoughts on “Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by Florida Senate Committee”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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