Many Republican lawmakers in Florida haven’t hidden their skepticism about the use of marijuana as a medical palliative. After voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment broadly legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, the Republican-controlled Legislature grudgingly laid out a framework for a cannabis industry that has since drawn hundreds of thousands of patients. But, after first outlawing smokable marijuana and then reversing the ban at the insistence of Gov. Ron DeSantis two years ago, GOP lawmakers continue trying to rein in Floridians’ legal use of cannabis. A pair of new legislative proposals would place a 10 percent THC cap on smokable marijuana and limit THC levels to 16 percent in other medical-marijuana products, excluding edibles. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive component of marijuana that makes users feel high. The bills, filed by Rep. Spencer Roach, D-North Fort Myers, and Sen. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, would also impose advertising restrictions on doctors who order cannabis for their patients.
Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 03/03/2021 07:18:00