In early May, the Florida House overwhelmingly voted in support of a bill to exempt patients with cancer and other severe conditions from criminal laws pertaining to the use of medicinal marijuana. The bill will allow limited access to cannabinol, or CBD, for treatment of such illness. Governor Rick Scott signed the bill on June 16.
Separately, November's Florida ballot will include an amendment on the legalization of medical marijuana thanks to a public petition campaign. If that amendment receives 60% support, the 2015 Legislature will need to determine legislation on how a medical marijuana program would operate.
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