Shortly before adjourning the 2014 legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that will exempt a limited group of very sick people from criminal laws for using marijuana that is low in THC and high in CBD if certain requirements are met. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill on June 16, 2014. Unfortunately, the law leaves many patients behind and may not help even those it's meant to. The bill allows patients with cancer and conditions that result in chronic seizures or severe muscle spasms to use cannabis that contains 0.8% THC or lower and 10% CBD or higher. Patients can administer the medicine via pills, oils, or vaporization. Smoking is prohibited. The bill also requires the state to register five dispensing businesses, spread out across the state, to grow and dispense the medical marijuana. Unfortunately, the bill places heavy burdens on physicians who wish to recommend marijuana to their patients, arguably forcing them to violate federal laws in order to do so. Florida took a small step forward this year, but the law is so incomplete that MPP will not be counting it as a medical marijuana state.


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