Bill Signing Makes Florida 22nd State to Pass Medical Marijuana Legislation

Bill Signing Makes Florida 22nd State to Pass Medical Marijuana Legislation

With the governor’s signature Monday on the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, Florida became the 22nd state in the nation — not counting the District of Columbia, which is also on board — to pass legislation supporting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Senate Bill 1030 and 1700 were both signed, approving the medication and protecting patient information in the compassionate use registry.

SB 1030 — nicknamed “the Charlotte’s Web bill” — had overwhelming support of Florida citizens, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature. It passed overwhelmingly in both chambers — 111-7 in the House and 30-9 in the Senate. Read More…