Florida Legislature kicks the can on medical marijuana; supporters gear up new ballot initiative


Medical marijuana supporters are gearing up another ballot initiative for 2016, and the Florida lawmaker who sponsored a failed medical marijuana bill this past session and said he would never support a consitituional amendment, said he doesn't blame them.

"As little as the Legislature moved on this, good for them," said Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota. "I think this should be done in the Legislature but if we don't act, it gives them no other option."

Steube tried to push medical marijuana through the Legislature last session, originally introducing a bill that would legalize non-smokeable cannabis as a treatment for a set list of diseases. He limited it further after other lawmakers expressed concern about the lack of limits on levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces the high associated with marijuana.

The final House product was basically an extension of Charlotte's Web to other diseases besides...

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