Florida Governor Rick Scott has officially signed House Bill 307 – the Right to Try Act – into law. The measure allows those with terminal illnesses who receive a recommendation from a physician to use cannabis for medical purposes. The proposal explicitly allows for the use of the whole cannabis plant, and not exclusively cannabis oil, and establishes a system of dispensaries to distribute the medicine.
The bill was passed by the state’s House of Representatives with an overwhelming 99 to 17 vote on March 3rd, which was quickly followed by a 28 to 11 vote in the state’s Senate on March 7th. Governor Scott signed the measure into law on March 24th.