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This bill died without a committee hearing.

 

The Florida Medical Marijuana Act

Senate Bill # 852 - Medical Use of Marijuana

Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes

 

House Bill # 1183 - Medical Use of Marijuana

Sponsored by Rep. Woods

Synopsis

 

SB 852 was filed on November 16, 2015. The House companion was filed on January 7, 2016.

The bill is an act relating to medical use of marijuana in Florida. Creating statutes for the regulation of medical-grade marijuana under the Florida Department of Health.

Under the proposed Florida law, this bill:

  • Allows registered patients and designated caregivers to purchase, acquire, and possess medical-grade marijuana.
  • Allows a cultivation and processing licensee, employee, or contractor to acquire, cultivate, transport, and sell marijuana.
  • Prohibits a person from driving under the influence of marijuana.
  • Requires the Department of Health to update patient registry and issue identification cards.
  • Requires the Department of Health to consider certain factors when issuing retail licenses to encourage a competitive marketplace.
  • Allows retail licensees to contract with certain types of carriers to deliver marijuana.
  • Prohibits a retail licensee from advertising.
  • Requires testing, certification, and reporting of results by an independent laboratory before distribution or sale of marijuana or marijuana products.
  • Provides package and label requirements.
  • Establishes that this act does not require or restrict health insurance coverage for the purchase of medical-grade marijuana.

It is stated in the bill:

'Medical-grade marijuana' means marijuana that has been tested in accordance with the [General Health Provisions of Florida law]; meets the standards established by the department for sale to registered patients; and is packaged, labeled, and ready to be dispensed. 

SB 852 Activity and Text

SB 852: Medical Use of Marijuana

 
November 16, 2015 -
SB 852 was filed  Original Bill Text

CAN 5-Point Plan Analysis for SB 852

2 out of 5 - Increase Public Safety

4 out of 5 - Improve Quality of Life for Floridians

5 out of 5 - Open Opportunities for Research

2 out of 5 - Save Taxpayers Money

5 out of 5 - Create a New Economic Engine

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