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What is SB 8-A: Medical Use of Marijuana?


6/23/2017 – Florida’s Medical Marijuana Act became law.  Medical Use of Marijuana; Providing an exemption from the state tax on sales, use, and other transactions for marijuana and marijuana delivery devices used for medical purposes; providing qualifying medical conditions for a patient to be eligible to receive marijuana or a marijuana delivery device; providing for the establishment of medical marijuana testing laboratories; establishing the Coalition for Medical Marijuana Research and Education within the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc.


Florida Senate Bill SB 1030: Cannabis Date: 6/16/2014
Cannabis; Citing this act as the “Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014”; authorizing specified physicians to order low-THC cannabis for use by specified patients; requiring the Department of Health to create a compassionate use registry; authorizing certain medical centers to conduct research on cannabidiol and low-THC cannabis; requiring the department to establish an Office of Compassionate Use, etc. APPROPRIATION: $1,000,000.00



Florida: Charlotte’s Web
Date: 1/01/2015
After Jan. 1, 2015, doctors will be allowed to prescribe low-THC marijuana treatment for state residents with epilepsy, cancer and afflictions causing “seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms.”



Florida: Cannabis SB 1700
Date: 6/16/2014
Public Records/Personal Identifying Information/Compassionate Use Registry; Exempting from public records requirements personal identifying information of patients and physicians held by the Department of Health in the compassionate use registry; exempting information related to ordering and dispensing low-THC cannabis; providing for future legislative review and repeal; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.


Charlotte’s Web: Cannabis (Low THC)
The Charlotte’s Web substance is not for smoking and is specially cultivated to be very low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the element that gets users high.


Florida: SB 1030 House Summary (High CBD)
House Amendment 1 names the act, the “Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014.” The amendment changes the definition of low-THC cannabis to mean a plant of the genus Cannabis, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol (CBD) weight for weight; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization.


Florida: SB 1700 Senate SummarySB 1700
The bill makes patient and physician personal identifying information held by DOH in the compassionate use registry (registry) confidential and exempt from the public records requirements of section 119.07(1), F.S., and article I, section 24(a) of the Florida Constitution. The bill allows law enforcement agencies, low-THC marijuana dispensing organizations, physicians, DOH’s relevant health care regulatory boards, and persons engaged in bona fide research to access the information in the registry under certain circumstances. The bill also requires that such confidential and exempt information remain confidential and exempt once released from the registry and provides penalties for violating the provisions of the exemption


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