Florida Legalizes Medical Marijuana
Source: South Florida Business Journal
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed into law a medical marijuana bill in Florida.
Senate Bill 1030, nicknamed the Charlotte’s Web bill, will allow for the use of a low-THC medical marijuana in Florida. It’s not to be confused with Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November that would also expand the use of medical marijuana in Florida.
“As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “The approval of Charlotte’s Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and other debilitating illnesses will have the medication needed to improve their quality of life. I am proud to stand today with families who deserve the ability to provide their children with the best treatment available.”
Florida has become the 23rd state in the country to allow medical marijuana, and the District of Columbia also has legalized medical marijuana. There also are federal efforts moving through Congress to block the DEA from raiding medical marijuana centers in states where it’s legal.