THC cap on medical marijuana progresses in the House

By SAMANTHA J. GROSS


An amendment that establishes a potency cap of 10% THC for medical marijuana patients under 21 has made its way back to the Florida House floor, where it was tacked onto a larger healthcare bill during a floor session Thursday.

The amendment, which passed with a voice vote on the floor, would not apply to patients 21 and younger with terminal illnesses.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, and can be found in whole-flower marijuana, tinctures, oils, vaporizers and edibles. Smokable cannabis now being sold by the state’s medical marijuana treatment centers has potency as high as 30%.

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