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SB 8A - Establishes Rules for Growing Medical Marijuana - Florida Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Rules for Growing Medical Marijuana

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (29-6) -

Title: Establishes Rules for Growing Medical Marijuana

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (103-9) -

Title: Establishes Rules for Growing Medical Marijuana

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-8) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Rules for Growing Medical Marijuana

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes medical marijuana growing regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that the following conditions qualify for medical marijuana treatment (Sec. 3):

    • Cancer;

    • Epilepsy;

    • Glaucoma;

    • HIV;

    • PTSD;

    • ALS;

    • Crohn’s Disease;

    • Parkinson’s Disease;

    • Multiple Sclerosis; and

    • Terminal illness.

  • Requires patients to be examined every 30 weeks in order to remain qualified to receive medical marijuana from a certified physician (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits physicians from being employed or having any direct or indirect economic interest in medical marijuana treatment centers or laboratories (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits physicians from prescribing more than three 70-day supplies of medical marijuana at any given time (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to be used by prescribing physicians, law enforcement, and medical marijuana treatment centers (Sec. 5).

  • Requires individuals to provide proof of residence to be entered into the registry and certified to obtain medical marijuana (Sec. 5).

  • Exempts medical marijuana and any affiliated delivery service from being imposed the sales taxes that are referred to in this bill (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the state will give licensing preference to entities that demonstrate in their application that they own 1 or more facilities that are, or were, used for canning or processing citrus fruit (Sec. 8).

  • Prohibits medical marijuana treatment centers from owning and operating more than 25 facilities statewide (Sec. 8).

  • Prohibits medical marijuana treatment centers from engaging in profit sharing with property owners or lessors of any of its marijuana facilities (Sec. 8).

  • Prohibits medical marijuana treatment centers from dispensing medical marijuana to an individual under 18 years of age (Sec. 8).

  • Authorizes cities to make ordinances to specify treatment center locations (Sec. 10).

  • Specifies that any individual found guilty of possessing or manufacturing a counterfeit marijuana registry card is guilty of a 3rd degree felony (Sec. 10).

Note:

NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Rules for Growing Medical Marijuana

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Co-sponsors

  • Dana D. Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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