TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Florida lawmakers have a new medical marijuana bill to consider. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, announced on Wednesday that he has filed Florida House Bill 307. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming, said he will sponsor a similar bill in the Florida Senate. The measure would expand a law that allows terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs to include non-smokeable marijuana of all strengths and doses.
Gaetz and Bradley sponsored Florida’s Charlotte’s Web law, which took effect over a year ago. It legalized a strain of medical marijuana that is low in THC, the chemical that makes you high, for some patients.
If approved, HB 307 will require two doctors to determine if a patient is terminal before they would be eligible for the high-THC marijuana.