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Florida Medical Marijuana Bill Passed Unanimously By House Committee

Florida medical marijuanaCourtesy of the Joint Blog

Florida’s House Appropriations Committee has given unanimous approval to House Bill 843, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes.

The measure, which was introduced by Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, now heads to theHouse Judiciary Committee, where its passage will send it to the full House.

If approved, House Bill 843 would provide a legal defense to those in the state who possess and use cannabis extracts for medical purposes, provided they receive a recommendation from a physician.

“We have evidence of benefits,” says Representative Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician. “We have no evidence of harm.”

The committee also voted in favor of a $1 million study to research the benefits of cannabis in treating seizure disorders.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

  • Andreana Phelps

    Not good at all. Will dispensaries open next year with the full bill for patients after November vote?

    • Felicia Fee

      We can hope.

  • pierider

    Red herring law in a red state. The rethuglicans will be against any real law tooth and nail.

  • Felicia Fee

    Long time coming… what right does anyone have to interfere between a doctor and patient?!

  • PaxMacian

    Down with the oligarchy of Doctors and the filling of their pockets with tribute by force of legislation!

  • Fire

    Remember when the U.S. government officials wanted to spray Paraquat on as many marijuana plants as possible to control marijuana smokers. At the time they thought if one smoked marijuana with paraquat the smoker would get sick and never try smoking marijuana again. We don’t need doctors nor government officials telling who should and who should not be allowed to use marijuana. Take marijuana off the schedule one list.

  • duly305

    Sadly though, within the MMJ legislation coming up in November’s vote under Section C Limitations (4) Under no circumstances does this state law supersedes federal law. Therefore, at anytime the Feds at the local, state, or DC levels want to break it off where the sun does not shine, they can and Florida will let it happen, but they dam sure will take your tax money they are purporting that they are going to charge whomever should invest into this industry. Until we the people get our representatives in DC to remove cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, no one is safe from prosecution from the District of Criminals goons. Hell, even though the AG in DC said we will not interfere with the banks with laundering proceeds from these purported state legal sales, Wachovia from 2007 thru 2010 laundered 3 billion bucks for the Mexican drug cartels and no one went to jail, go figure….? The banks have already said that even though the AG says it’s ok, they said they still will not process any accounts directly or indirectly dealing with this industry.

  • Robert Platshorn

    Amendment 2 in Fl is polling 96% in favor (Orlando Sentinal). It will pass. Are you ready for busines?

    Legal in Florida Medical Marijuana Business Conference Gathers Expert Voices from Every Phase of the Business to Tutor Budding Cannabis Entrepreneurs

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    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 25, 2014 — Next Saturday the ballroom at the Hawthorn House in West Palm Beach will fill with doctors, lawyers and businessmen and women who plan to be part of the medical marijuana business here in Florida. This is not a “Blue Sky” pitch for over-anxious investors. Conference producer Robert Platshorn has gathered the best-known and most successful experts from in and out of state to tutor Floridians on the hard facts involved in starting a real cannabis business. “I produced this conference specifically for Florida, because it’s extremely likely that Amendment 2 will pass in November creating a vibrant Medical Marijuana industry overnight,” says Robert Platshorn. “People who plan to enter or invest in medical marijuana in Florida need to know what the industry is likely to look like, and what they will need to prepare.”

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    The Legal in Florida Medical Marijuana Business Conference is a one-day intensive learning experience geared towards investors, entrepreneurs, Doctors, Attorneys, managers, growers, laboratories, real estate professionals, nurses and care givers.

    Robert Platshorn is the author of “The Black Tuna Diaries.” He also produced “Should Grandma Smoke Pot?” a television program aired across America, which was featured in The Daily Show’s report: “Old Tokes Home.”

    Billy Corben, Movie Director and Activist, will make a special appearance at the Legal In Florida Medical Marijuana Business Conference to tell you why he believes that nature’s medicine should be a Floridian’s first choice.

    Mr. Platshorn was featured in Billy Corben’s movie Square Grouper and has been on CNN as well as featured in the Wall Street Journal and numerous local publications.

    Keynote speakers Ean Seeb, Chairman of the National Cannabis Industry Association, and partner Kayvan Khalatbari will discuss the “Colorado Model” for successful, legal marijuana. The pair are partners in Denver Relief Dispensary & Consulting and have been featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes & Wall St Journal.

    Mike Boutin traveled 3,000 miles to teach best practices for growing medical marijuana strains. Mr. Boutin is not your average horticulturalist, but an expert Medical Marijuana grower with 30 years experience as featured on the Discover Channel series “Weed Country.”

    Irv Rosenfeld, Ft. Lauderdale stockbroker and federal medical marijuana patient, will speak as well. For the past 30 years, Irv has a received a can containing 300 cannabis cigarettes free of charge from the same federal government that claims marijuana is not medicine.

    Morning sessions will feature an emphasis on legal, political and accounting matters, with Norm Kent, Esq. and Michael Minardi, Esq. and John A. Markis, CPA, speaking. Tallahassee lawyer William W. “Bill” Wohlsifer will review likely Medical Marijuana regulations in depth, and is also a candidate for Florida State Attorney General.

    The Legal in Florida Medical Marijuana Business Conference will be held on Saturday, March 29th at The Wyndham Hawthorn Suites Ballroom, West Palm Beach from 9 am to 8 pm with all meals included in the $399 ticket price. According to Platshorn, “It would cost a lot more than the ticket price to spend an hour consulting with even one of these experts.” All tickets are available through http://www.LegalinFlorida.com http://www.legalinflorida.com

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