Florida for Cannabis

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Senate Bill 8A On June 9, 2017

The Florida State Legislature passed Senate Bill 8A (SB 8A), the Medical Use of Marijuana Act. In the Senate, the vote was 29 to 6 with four members not voting. In the House, the vote was 103 to 9 with seven members not voting.[12] SB 8A was designed to establish regulations for the implementation of Amendment 2.[13] SB 8A defined the following medical conditions as qualifying a patient for medical marijuana:[14]

• Cancer

• Epilepsy

• Glaucoma


• Post-traumatic stress disorder

• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

• Crohn’s disease • Parkinson’s disease

• Multiple sclerosis

• Medical conditions comparable to those listed

• A terminal condition

The bill placed a cap on the number of retail dispensaries and medical marijuana treatment centers allowed until April 1, 2020.[15] No tax was levied on medical marijuana.[16] The bill banned the smoking of medical marijuana.[15] SB 8A allowed patients to obtain 70-day supplies of medical marijuana with two refills before needing a new prescription.[16] To be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana, SB 8A required doctors to take a two-hour $500 course through the Florida Medical Association or Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. The bill banned doctors with a financial interest in marijuana growing or testing facilities from prescribing marijuana.[16] Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed SB 8A into law on June 23, 2017.[17]

People United for Medical Marijuana v. Florida

Lawsuit overview Issue: Constitutionality of implementing legislation; whether banning the smoking of marijuana in statute violates Amendment 2

Court: Florida 2nd Circuit Court


Plaintiff(s): People United for Medical Marijuana

Defendant(s): State of Florida; Florida Department of Health; Secretary of Health Celeste Philip; Office of Compassionate Use; Director of the Office of Compassionate Use Christian Bax; Florida Board of Medicine; Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine James Orr; Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine; Chair of the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine Anna Hayden

Plaintiff argument:

Senate Bill 8A was designed to ban the smoking of marijuana, which violates the content of Amendment 2

Defendant argument:

As of July 5, 2017, the defendants had not filed an argument.

Source: Florida 2nd Circuit Court

Election results Amendment 2 Result Votes Percentage

Yes 6, 518,919 71.32%

No 2 ,621,845 28.68%


Approximately three years ago Alexis had to leave her home in Texas in order to treat her severe form of epilepsy — known as intractable epilepsy — with cannabis. Now she’s suing Sessions so that others like her won’t have to leave home in fear of retribution from the federal government if they, too, use medical marijuana. (Her Book Here)
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