Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 9.58.05 AMFrom 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.”

 

The Florida MMTC Institute believes that while the law may be highly restrictive for who may open a dispensary business and who may be an eligible patient, the law provides many clues for a regulatory framework. Learn about it at our upcoming Regulatory seminars on June 21 and July 12 in downtown Miami; an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to enter the industry.