Florida Republican Looking To Approve Medical Marijuana







The Florida Medical Marijuana Act bill lists nine specific diseases for which patients could qualify for prescribed medical marijuana, including cancer, HIV, AIDS, epilepsy, ALS disease (commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis and any medical condition that causes chronic wasting syndrome, pain or severe nausea.

Florida state Sen. Jeff Brandes (R) was the one who filed The Florida Medical Marijuana Act. This bill that would allow licensed Florida physicians to prescribe medical marijuana to qualified patients in what would be a far-reaching expansion from the more limited “Charlotte’s Web” medical marijuana law that Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed last year.

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