For a Better Florida: Lawmakers tackle medical marijuana, hospital funding

The Florida Legislature stands poised to address some hot-button issues in health care this session, including hospital deregulation and funding.But the issue garnering the most attention so far is medical marijuana.In November, more than 70 percent of voters...

For a Better Florida: Lawmakers tackle medical marijuana, hospital funding

The Florida Legislature stands poised to address some hot-button issues in health care this session, including hospital deregulation and funding.

But the issue garnering the most attention so far is medical marijuana.

In November, more than 70 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing people with "debilitating medical conditions" to use medical marijuana as prescribed by a doctor. Before then, only cancer patients and people with intractable seizures could use the drug legally.

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