A medical marijuana bill might be passed in Florida after all.
A heated, 45-minute debate among House representatives ended in a 111-7 vote in favor of a medical marijuana bill. The bill would help treat patients with epilepsy, cancer, muscle spasms, Lou Gehrig’s disease and other conditions.
Although the medical marijuana bill still needs to be passed by Senate, Governor Rick Scott said that he will sign the bill on Friday if it passes. The bill would authorize doctors to prescribe a specific strain of low-THC cannabis to be consumed through oil or vapor form.
Florida has over 125,000 people who suffer from epilepsy every year. Medical marijuana could help those patients and others suffering from chronic seizures.
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