By Dan Sweeney of the Sun-Sentinel
Medical marijuana is on the way, but just how people can get it — and how much they can get — is a hot topic for the Florida Legislature.
Florida’s Amendment 2, passed by voters in November, expanded the very limited Florida medical marijuana law, which previously allowed for non-euphoric strains of pot for cancer, epilepsy and severe muscle spasms, as well as full-strength pot for people with less than a year to live due to terminal illness.
There are six plans: five in the state Senate and one in the House. One thing they all have in common: Not a single plan has a committee hearing in the other chamber. The House and Senate are far apart on a solution.
Florida's new medical marijuana amendment will allow doctors to order medical marijuana for people suffering from certain medical conditions. Click through to see which conditions make a patient eligible for treatment.
In addition, the ballot language gives doctors the power to order marijuana for "other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient."
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(Selima Hussain, Associated Press)Here’s a brief summary of the plans:
The Bradley Plan
The department has already signaled that it would likely keep much of the current state law in place, resulting in a regulatory scheme potentially even more restrictive than anything offered by the Legislature.
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