Despite Heated Opposition, Florida House Panel Pushes Forward Medical Marijuana Restrictions
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Despite Heated Opposition, Florida House Panel Pushes Forward Medical Marijuana Restrictions

A House committee advanced a proposal that would cap the level of THC in smokable medical marijuana.

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After fiery exchanges with veterans and patient advocates who accused a legislative leader of relying on faulty research, members of a House committee on Tuesday pushed forward a proposal that would cap the level of euphoria-inducing THC in smokable medical marijuana.

The House plan would also give veterans free, state-issued medical marijuana identification cards, a sweetener that angered veterans who lashed out at the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ray Rodrigues, during an emotionally charged House Appropriations Committee meeting.

Rodrigues, a soft-spoken Estero Republican who serves as chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee, was visibly shaken following a meeting that became so heated the House sergeant and his aides were summoned.

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