Fla. Legislation Delays Medical Marijuana Amendment – Cannabis Business Times
Thanks to nearly 75 percent of people in the state of Florida voting ‘yes’ to medical marijuana, legislators are now stumped with ideas to try and make it accessible throughout the state. Due to the concerns of abuse and commercialization of medical marijuana, the lawmakers have delayed the bill for six months and the amendment would not be approved or added to the Florida Constitution until late 2017 or not until early 2018.
Amendment 2 summary
Amendment 2 states that only licensed caregivers and doctors within the state of Florida would allow the prescription and usage of the plants. Doctors can apply for a license and certification course on prescribing medical marijuana to their patients. The same notion also applies to caregivers who are taking care of patients who are considered terminally ill or have a disease with no known cure. As more and more people sign up, the law part becomes the staple issue in how Florida would govern the sales of medical marijuana. The legal law in other states regarding these medical shops says that people over the age of twenty-one or older can buy these drugs.