Strict Florida medical pot law could expand come November

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By Elizabeth Renter | Natural Society

June 16 was a big day for Florida marijuana advocates, as Republican Governor Rick Scott signed in a limited medical marijuana law allowing for the treatment of a very specific set of diseases with a very special strain of pot. But this limited law could be expanded far wider come November, when another medical marijuana law goes before Florida voters. That law is one some lawmakers are doing their best to stop, hoping that the new legislation will be “good enough” for the Sunshine State.

The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act signed by Scott will allow for Charlotte’s Web (a form of non-psychoactive CBD marijuana derivative) to be prescribed to patients suffering from seizure disorders, cancer, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Charlotte’s Web got its name from a Colorado girl whose seizure disorder had left her in a medically-induced coma, unable to function for the back-to-back violent seizures she suffered. Only after taking the cannabidiol (CBD) oil did she see improvement, and vast improvements at that.

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