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Senators Will Look At Implementation For Medical Marijuana

Laurie Avacado
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

About a month after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to broadly legalize medical marijuana, a Senate panel next week will start looking at how to carry out the requirement.

The Senate Health Policy Committee on Dec. 13 is scheduled to hold a workshop about implementation of what is known as Amendment 2. About 71 percent of voters approved the measure during the Nov. 8 election.

Lawmakers in 2014 approved a law that allows types of non-euphoric cannabis for some patients. They also approved a measure this year that allows full-strength marijuana for terminally ill patients. But Amendment 2 will make marijuana available to patients with a far-broader range of conditions.