Medical marijuana bill headed back to Florida Senate floor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A medical marijuana bill is headed back to the floor of the Florida Senate after being approved in the rules committee Monday.

The bill (SB 460) was debated on the Senate floor last week but was referred back to committee because of the number of late amendments sought.

When Sen. Rob Bradley introduced the bill in October, he wanted to expand the Right to Try Act to allow terminally ill patients to use nonsmokable marijuana of all strengths and doses. However, the Republican from Fleming Island has added regulations to resolve issues that have come up since the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act signed by Gov. Rick Scott two years ago.

Marijuana high in cannabidiol but low in tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the compound that produces a euphoric high, was supposed to be available to families with children suffering from epilepsy at the beginning of 2015 but numerous...

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