Florida Legislature Joins Southern Push For Marijuana Reform

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March 05, 2014 AT 12:57 PM
Acknowledging a major shift in societal attitudes toward marijuana, a key committee of the Florida legislature voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve medical use of a "non-euphoric" marijuana extract that has shown promising results in treating seizures. "We have evidence of benefits," Republican state Representative Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician, said of the substance known as cannabidiol, or CBD. "We have no evidence of harm." The Florida House Criminal Justice Committee voted 11-1 in favor of approving a proposal to allow medical use of CBD.