Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Florida
Florida lawmakers have introduced a joint resolution that seeks to enact legal protections for patients who use cannabis under the advice of their physician.
House Joint Resolution (HJR) 1407 seeks to authorize the legislature to establish regulations regarding the physician-supervised use of marijuana, and to mandate an affirmative defense from criminal prosecution to select patients. If passed, the HJR 1407 would place the issue on the 2012 ballot, where voters would decide ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the proposal.
You can watch archived video of a recent press conference in support of the measure here.
According to a recent statewide poll, 57 percent of Floridians support allowing authorized patients legal access to marijuana as a medicine.
HJR 1407 has been referred to two legislative committees: the Judiciary Committee, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, and the Health and Human Services Committee. Full text of the measure is available here.
To contact your House and Senate members in support of HJR 1407, please enter your zip code below.