Florida Senate Approves Amended House Medical Marijuana Bill, Measure Now Goes Back To House
By Allison Nielsen, Sunshine State News // May 6, 2017
Senators approved proposal by a vote of 31-7
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Senate passed the Florida House proposal to regulate medical marijuana in Florida on Thursday in the latest chapter of one of the most hotly-debated and most publicized topics during this year’s legislative session.
Senators approved the House proposal by a vote of 31-7. The measure now goes back to the House.
The Senate bill sponsor, Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, late-filed a 70-page amendment to the House bill Thursday morning, just hours before that chamber took up the measure.
Among the proposed changes in Bradley’s amendment: limiting growers to opening up five retail facilities, an alteration from the House version, which previously allowed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) to open unlimited facilities.
The delete-all amendment would allow the Department of Health to grant 10 new licenses before October 1st and would add five new licenses for every 75,000 patients.
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