Cannabis Bill Clears Senate

Apr 28, 2014
Tom Benitez/MCT /Landov

An extract from a strain of low-THC marijuana would be legal for medical use to treat epileptic children under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate on Monday. Now it goes to the House.

The Senate voted 36-3 to pass the legislation, which supporters said could help sick children who have no other hope. It now goes to the House for consideration.

“This is the last resort for some folks, for their children,” said Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa. “We have a responsibility to do what we can to alleviate the suffering and pain of children.”