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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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Planned Parenthood calls on Rick Scott to veto abortion bill

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Planned Parenthood supporters are calling on Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that could restrict access to reproductive health care. The organization plans to deliver more than 12,000 petitions opposing the bill (HB 1411) to Scott on Thursday. Among other things, the bill requires the Agency for Health Care Administration to perform annual inspections of abortion clinics; prohibits public funding for clinics affiliated with a licensed abortion clinic; and requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at…

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