A Large Victory For Florida:

Florida Hemp Fest leading the march to 04/20/2015 we have to, truly give Thanks for the 745,613 Floridians who stepped up in the paint. Because of you, Medical Marijuana is on Florida's ballots.We only needed 683,149 signatures requied by February 1st 2014 so powerful. Concerned Floridian you have brought hope to millions of Americans that are suffering with ailments.Doctors will soon be able to truly prescribed approppriately Medical Marijuana to patient and giving a better quality of life.

Up Dates Florida:

This bill would create more restrictive rules than exist in any of the states that currently have legal medical marijuana.SB 1030 only allows cannabis oil that contains more than 15% of cannabidiol (CBD) and no more than 0.5% THC.]

Summary:                                                                                                    "Authorizing specified physicians to prescribe to specified patients medical-grade marijuana; requiring the Department of Health to create a compassionate use registry; requiring the department to authorize a specified number of dispensing organizations; revising the definition of the term 'cannabis' for purposes of the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act..." "Cannabis" is revised so that "the term does not include any plant of the genus Cannabis that contains 0.5 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] and more than 15 percent of cannabidiol."

History:

Filed by Sen. Rob Bradley (R), Sen. Aaron Bean (R), and Sen. Jeff Brandes (R) on Feb. 12, 2014; Referred to Health Policy, Criminal Justice, and Appropriations committees on Feb. 19, 2014; Reported favorable by Criminal Justice Committee by a vote of 5-1 on Mar. 24, 2014; Sent to Appropriations Committee on Mar. 25, 2014; Passed Criminal Justice Subcommittee by a vote of 14-1; Committee substitute by Appropriations read first time on Apr. 24, 2014; Read second and third times and passed by a vote of 36-3 on Apr. 28, 2014; Sent to House on Apr. 28, 2014Received in House, referred to calendar, read second time, amendments adopted, read third time, and passed as amended by a vote of 111-7 on May 1, 2014Senate concurred in one amendment then passed by a vote of 30-9; bill ordered engrossed, then enrolled(May 2, 2014)

7 States with Pending:

Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana(as of May 8, 2014)I. 7 States with Pending Legislation or Ballot Measures to Legalize Medical Marijuana 1. Florida 2. Kansas 3. Minnesota 4. Missouri             5. New York  6. Ohio  7. Pennsylvania.

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