TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature is closer to getting medical marijuana legislation passed.
The Senate approved a bill (HB 1397) on Thursday by a 31-7 vote. The measure passed the House on Tuesday but must return to that chamber, because of changes made by the Senate, before it can go to Gov. Rick Scott.
The bill could still make another visit to the Senate if the House makes more changes. Friday is the final day that all non-budget legislation must be passed in this year's session.
The legislature and supporters of the state's medical marijuana amendment agree on two important things — the legislation to get cannabis to Floridians isn't perfect but it's best to get something in place because it is an evolving industry.