Medical Marijuana get's it's play book in Florida - what happened and where we stand:
Bottom Line: 90% of the elected reps in Florida lined up to vote in favor of the legislation that clears the path for regulated medical marijuana (103-9 in the House & 29-6 in the Senate). Governor Scott also said he'd vote for it when it hits his desk. Who knew this would be about the most bipartisan thing passed in Florida this year?
Anyway the takeaways from what just happened:
- No smoking of medical Mary J
- Vaping and edibles remain a possibility
- "Recommendations" received by doctors may result in supplies up to 70 days at a time
Those eligible include patients with:
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis or a condition of the “same kind or class"
Here's the latest from Florida state:
It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment. In partnership with law enforcement, enforcement actions initiated by the department against patients, doctors and businesses will be focused on those operating outside the regulatory structure in Florida law.
The department recommends speaking to your health care professional to determine if low-THC or medical cannabis products are right for you or your loved one. List of Physicians Who Have Completed the Required Training.
Medical marijuana is available in Florida, however, remains illegal under federal law
It's that last point that's most effectual. None of this is legal unless Florida cedes from the union at this point. If you want legal marijuana in any form - take your fight to the Federal Government. Otherwise you're just involved in some type of illicit drug trafficking.