Legislation for Medical Cannabis Research Filed in Tallahassee

March 14, 2017
First Coast News
Legislation and regulation Medical State by State: Florida

Florida State Senator Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, filed Senate Bill 1472 that, if enacted, would effectively establish a marijuana research coalition inside the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

The Senate bill, cited as the “Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Act,” would be used to conduct “rigorous scientific research, provide education, disseminate research and to guide policy for the adoption of a statewide policy on ordering and dosing practices for the medicinal use of cannabis,” as it reads in its current version.

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The bill would establish a seven-member research and education board, all of whom would be appointed by the chief executive officer at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. The members would serve four-year terms, with the chair being elected by board members and serving for a total of two years.

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