Senate Committee To Consider Pot RegulationsFrustrated by delays, legislators are ready to create a regulatory framework for the state's medical-marijuana industry and consider broadening a law approved last year.
Department Defends Proposed Pot RuleHealth regulators are on the defensive about their latest attempt to get the state's medical-marijuana industry up and running, rejecting criticism from a legislative oversight panel while trying to assuage concerns of parents of sick children.
State Names Medical Marijuana Rule-MakersA 12 member panel, including five nurseries, will prepare to hash out rules on who can grow medical marijuana and how it will be distributed to patients.
Draft Pot Rule Fleshes Out Requirements For GrowersA panel comprised of the director of the state Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of the Drug Policy Advisory Council would pick five nurseries to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana under a revamped rule released Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.
House, Scott Back Medical Marijuana BillGov. Rick Scott said he will sign a medical marijuana bill poised to pass the Florida Senate, after the measure received overwhelming support Thursday from the House as children whose lives hang in the balance looked on.
Competing Medical Marijuana Proposals In House, SenateLawmakers in both chambers are advancing proposals that would open the door for a non-euphoric strain of marijuana that backers believe can dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.
House Panel: Not All Medical Marijuana The Same With just one "no" vote, a Florida House panel signed off on a measure Wednesday that would legalize a strain of non-euphoric marijuana used to treat children wracked by potentially deadly seizures.