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Marijuana Without 'High' Gets Attention

Samples of medical marijuana shown on display
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Two Florida legislators are considering ways to legalize a strain of medical marijuana for children who suffer from seizures.

The proposals from Reps. Katie Edwards, D-Sunrise, and Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, focus on a strain called Charlotte’s Web, which is high in cannabidiol but low in the THC that creates a euphoric high, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The strain, which is administered in a liquid form, has been found in studies to reduce seizures in children. It is currently legal in Colorado, one of 21 states with legalized medical marijuana.

Gaetz will lead a House Criminal Justice Subcommittee workshop on the issue on Jan. 9 in Tallahassee, the South Florida Business Journal reports.

These discussions are separate from a constitutional amendment that could appear on the November ballot if the Florida Supreme Court approves the language of the proposal.