In an attempt to head off an impending constitutional ballot amendment in 2016, a Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill into the legislature that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
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Florida has not been especially friendly to marijuana, and the process of legalizing medical marijuana has been nothing if not a long, uphill battle. This hasn’t deterred supporters though.
The clock for Florida has finally running down, and unless a miracle happens by Friday, it looks like the voters will get the last say on the issue of medical marijuana.
A medical marijuana bill is on the fast track to move forward in the Florida state legislature. The bill, SB 7066, hopes to fix some of the problematic wording in a 2014 bill, SB 1030, which legalized a low-THC high-CBD strain of medical marijuana called Charlotte’s Web.
A medical marijuana bill in Florida is on the brink of passing, as is a medical marijuana bill in Minnesota.
The Miami Herald reported on May 1, 2014, that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will sign the low-THC “Charlotte’s Web” medical marijuana bill (SB 1030) that the Florida House passed in a landslide vote of 111-7. CBS Miami reports some who might have voted against the bill felt “their hearts were swayed by the stories of parents seeking to help children with severe epilepsy.” Even though the Senate also passed the Bill, the House made some changes that will require the Senate to vote again before the bill goes to Gov. Rick Scott.