President Trump Signs Right to Try Act Into Law, Opening Door for Medical Marijuana, Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms

President Trump has signed the federal Right to Try Act into law, which will allow some patients to use “investigational” drugs that have not yet been approved by the FDA.

President Trump’s signing of the bill follows a 250 to 169 vote in the House of Representatives yesterday, and a unanimous vote in the Senate in August. The new law allows those with a life-threatening disease or condition to use an “eligible investigation drug” that has not received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The term ‘eligible investigational drug’, as defined by the new law, means a drug:

“(A) for which a Phase 1 clinical trial has been completed;

(B) that has not been approved or licensed for any use under section 505 of this Act or section 351 of the Public Health Service Act;

(C) (i) for which an application has been filed under section 505(b) of this Act or section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act; or

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Florida Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

floridaFlorida 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.

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Medical Cannabis Legislation Passed by Florida Legislature, Heads to Governor

By Associated Press

floridainitiativeFlorida’s contentious medical marijuana legislation is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.

The Florida Senate approved a House version of a bill (HB 307) that expands the use of the Right to Try Act, allowing medical marijuana use for patients with terminal conditions. A similar measure, which allows all strengths and doses, didn’t pass last year.

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