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Florida Gov. signs bill
to ok use of pot strain

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Hazymac, 6/16/2014 4:43:09 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott on Monday signed the measure that allows the use of a particular strain for epilepsy and cancer patients. The measure passed with strong support in the Florida legislature after legislators heard stories of children suffering from seizures who could be helped by the strain known as charlotte´s web. Scott, who opposes a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana, said in a statement that he does not want

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Some children have life threatening seizures--up to one hundred per day--that have responded favorably only to a particular strain of low-THC marijuana that botanists created but were about to abandon on economic grounds. (You can´t get high on it.) This November there will be a ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana in Florida, as has been done in Colorado, Gollyvornia (as the Governator called it), and Oregon. Marijuana--even the higher potency varieties--does have specific medical uses. I will vote for easing the penalties.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/16/2014 5:11:31 PM     (No. 9888370)

That is good information, OP. The medication currently used for epilepsy has so many side effects, especially behavioral ones, that this new form of treatment is a godsend.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 6/16/2014 5:36:07 PM     (No. 9888396)

The GA legislature was supposed to vote on this during their last session, but never got to it. They had to vote on the Gun Bill first allowing guns in churches (if the individual church congregations opted in), so the children will still be suffering that could have been helped.

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