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Is the Senate on the right path on medical marijuana?

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The Senate, with the revised version of SB 406, appears to be on what is a fairly balanced means of implementing Amendment 2. Is that my opinion?  Maybe. But, as of yesterday, even the intrepid Ben Pollara sent an email saying (and I quote), “The Senate bill puts Patients First…” while most parties in attendance at the recent committee hearing waived in support. Not all, but most. That’s a far cry from where this was a few short weeks ago.…

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With push to legalize marijuana, teens get false impression on pot safety

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A push to decriminalize marijuana could prove a slippery slope, by giving kids the false impression on the safety of a drug increasingly legal nationwide. Some believe a similar problem could happen in Florida, especially after voters passed Amendment 2, which began the process of legalizing medical marijuana throughout the Sunshine State. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics found as more states legalize the drug for adult use, a greater number of teenagers think it is safe.…

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Jeff Brandes on higher levels of THC: wait until next year

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Word had been spreading through the Capitol this week the attempt to broaden Florida’s medicinal marijuana law had hit a roadblock. Monday when the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee considered a Right to Try Act, allowing terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs and procedures, no attempt was made to include marijuana in the proposal. The sponsor is Sen. Jeff Brandes, one of the Senate supporters of lifting prohibitions on the use of marijuana as medicine. He explained Tuesday that he…

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Charlotte’s Web glitch bill pulled from Senate floor, rewrite is underway

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A significant rewrite is coming to the Charlotte’s Web glitch bill, according to a variety of sources. Tuesday morning, SPB 7066 sponsor state Sen. Rob Bradley pulled the proposal from the Senate floor after lawmakers filed seven amendments late Monday. Lawmakers and stakeholders say the move gives them more time to continue to work on refining the Bradley proposal. They want a higher limit on the permissible level of THC in the medicine and fewer regulations on who can grow medicinal marijuana…

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