Florida Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Florida’s Senate, with a 36 to 3 vote, has approved Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts such as oil and tincture. A companion measure has been approvedflorida by the House Appropriations and Judiciary Committees.

If approved into law, Senate Bill 1030, and its companion measure House Bill 843, would allow those in the state who receive a recommendation from a physician to legally possess and use low-THC cannabis extracts for medical purposes. If the full House signs on to the change, which they’re expected to do, the measure will go before Governor Rick Scott, who can either sign the bill into law, allow it to become law without his signature, or veto it.

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Medical Cannabis Bill Passed Unanimously By Florida House Appropriations Committee

Florida’s House Appropriations Committee has given unanimous approval to House Bill 843, a proposal to legalize Palm treescannabis extracts for medical purposes.

The measure, which was introduced by Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, now heads to the House Judiciary Committee, where its passage will send it to the full House.

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Cannabis Extract Legalization Bill Given OK by Florida House Committee

With bipartisan support Florida’s House Criminal Justice Subcommittee has voted in favor of House Bill 843, a proposalpurplebud to legalize cannabis extracts – such as cannabis oil – that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol).

The proposal, which was introduced by Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, was passed with an 11 to 1 vote.

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