Florida Gov. signs bill to ok use of pot strain - WFLA News Channel 8

Florida Gov. signs bill to ok use of pot strain

Posted: Updated:
File photo File photo

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

Scott on Monday signed the measure that allows the use of a particular strain for epilepsy and cancer patients.

The measure passed with strong support in the Florida Legislature after legislators heard stories of children suffering from seizures who could be helped by the strain known as Charlotte's Web.

Scott, who opposes a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana, said in a statement that he does not want to see "kids suffer."

He said in a statement that the approval of the bill will ensure that children will have the "medication needed to improve their quality of life."

Related Story: Florida to legalize low THC medical marijuana

Related Story: Few Tampa nurseries qualified to grow medical marijuana

  • Web Poll

  • Where do you stand on the legalization of marijuana?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    It should be completely legal.
    1722 votes
    It should be legal for medical purposes.
    340 votes
    It should be completely illegal.
    133 votes
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.