Florida Still Playing Medical Marijuana Waiting Game

Even though it has been nearly a year since the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the process to make available “Charlotte’s Web,” a non-euphoric strain of marijuana, is still a little ways off.

Extract from the plant can be used to treat patients suffering from epileptic seizures and other related disorders.


Much hoopla surrounded the historic signing of the bill last June, setting the stage for what looked like a possible gateway for Sunshine State voters to make full-blown medical marijuana legal in the upcoming November election.


Though almost 58% of registered voters chose yes on Amendment 2, a 60% majority was required in order to alter the state’s amendment.

Since that night in early November, it’s been mostly quiet on the medical marijuana front for Floridians — until recently. Progress behind Charlotte’s Web had been stalled due...

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