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Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Administration Opposes Medical Marijuana

Despite the overly strict requirements proposed by the legislature, efforts to legalize a specific strain of marijuana that has been helping children with intractable epilepsy faced a new obstacle Monday as the governor’s chief medical advisor said he opposed it because it will allow untested drugs into the market. Of course, this opposition clearly raises the specter that the governor may likely veto the bill if it ever makes it on his desk. The bill (which is far too restrictive in any event) creates only four regionally based dispensing organizations in the state’s south, northeast, northwest and central regions. Each of the dispensaries would be allowed to grow and distribute the product under strict conditions. Growers must clear a level 2 background screening, show they have sufficient security in place, and submit to certain financial controls. Indeed many Floridians oppose this bill in favor of the much more expansive pending constitutional amendment because it is too restrictive.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/21/4072477/governors-medical-czar-opposes.html#storylink=cpy

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