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Cannabidiol spray delivered to Florida’s first registered patient

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At 10:12 a.m. Monday, Rich Murphy was handed a one-ounce bottle of hope. Murphy, a 61-year-old survivor of a 2014 horrific traffic accident, received one of Florida’s first therapeutic doses of cannabidiol spray. The spray was distributed by Surterra Therapeutics, a health and wellness-focused company. Suterra president Susan Driscoll and Dr. Lisa Avery – Murphy’s neurologist – gave Murphy the orange-flavored bottle of Calm/CDB (Cannabidiol infused with natural Florida orange extract). What followed was a round of hugs, smiles, watery…

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Capitol Reax: Medical marijuana, abortion restrictions, IT security, criminal justice

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Gov. Rick Scott signed a raft of bills into law on Friday, including ones to expand medical marijuana to more patients in need. The bill extends the Right to Try Act to include medical marijuana and also gives assurances to dispensing organizations that have already received a license from the department of state. Susan Driscoll, president of Surterra Therapeutics and managing director of Alpha Foliage, said in a statement: “Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature have helped a lot of…

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Surterra moves forward with plans to cultivate, dispense medical marijuana

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Susan Driscoll understands why Floridians are upset. It has been years since the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law, but progress has been slow going. There have been lawsuits and administrative challenges; lawmakers have complained about the implementation; and patients still can’t get the medicine they need.  “It’s frustrating,” said Driscoll, president of Surterra Therapeutics and managing director of Alpha Foliage. “We really want to get this to the patients as quickly as possible.” Alpha Surterra was chosen…

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