Friday, April 21, 2017

Medical Marijuana

"Two proposals to regulate Florida’s marijuana industry continue to weave their way through the halls of the Florida Capitol but there’s still a long way to go for lawmakers to reach any sort of agreement on how to move forward with medical pot in the Sunshine State."

One bill is much more restrictive proposal to regulate medical pot. That measure, HB 1397, sponsored by Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, would ban smokeable marijuana as well as prohibit edibles and vaping. Oh, Dylan--what will you do?  You too, Dustin Zacks.

Read about it...

HB 1397: Medical Use of Marijuana GENERAL BILL by Rodrigues ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Fine ; Ponder Medical Use of Marijuana; Provides sales tax exemption for marijuana used for medical purposes; provides qualifying medical conditions for patient to be eligible to receive marijuana; provides requirements for designating qualified physician; provides criteria for certification of patient for medical marijuana treatment by qualified physician; requires DOH to establish medical marijuana use registry; requires department to issue licenses to medical marijuana treatment centers & conduct periodic inspections; provides for establishment of medical marijuana testing laboratories; provides appropriations.
APPROPRIATION: $9,158,463.00

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/28/2017 House - Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 491
Location: In committee/council (APC)

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