From the Tampa Bay Times: “As he promised, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on Monday that legalizes the use of a noneuphoric strain of marijuana to treat conditions such as epilepsy, Lou Gehrig’s disease and cancer. He signed Senate Bill 1030, which approves the medication, nicknamed Charlotte’s Web, and SB 1700, which protects the identities of the patients who use it. … The Charlotte’s Web bill legalizes strains of marijuana that are high in cannabidiol, or CBD, but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces a high. An estimated 125,000 children in Florida suffer from severe epilepsy and their families lobbied hard to persuade reluctant legislators to open the door to limited use. It also could be used by adults. Authorized patients will be allowed access to the drug through oil or vapor form, but it may not be smoked.”
Enroll now in Florida MMTC’s Regulatory, Industry and Business seminar, a Fortune 500 style introductory seminar for entrepreneurs interested in Florida’s emerging medical marijuana industry on August 23 in Downtown Miami, and September 6 in Jacksonville.