Florida Lawmaker Files Bill to Impose THC Cap on Medical Cannabis Products
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Florida Lawmaker Files Bill to Impose THC Cap on Medical Cannabis Products

A THC limit is a priority for Republican House leaders this session.

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March 5, 2020

Florida Rep. Ray Rodrigues has filed legislation that would impose a 10% THC cap on medical cannabis products for patients under the age of 21, according to a CBS Miami report.

Rodrigues introduced his bill the day after similar legislation stalled in the Senate, the news outlet reported. Rodrigues’ measure is an amendment to H.B. 713, a Department of Health legislative package.

The proposal would limit doses of smokable medical cannabis, as well as edibles, but doctors could order cannabis with a THC level above 10% for patients under 21 if they get permission from the Department of Health, and the cap would not apply to terminally ill patients, CBS Miami reported.

H.B. 713 is expected to be heard on the House floor March 5, according to the news outlet.

This will be the first time the House takes up a THC cap, after House Speaker Jose Oliva announced last month that he would like to pass legislation this year to limit the THC content in medical cannabis products.