Apr 16, 2014 fbook icon twitter icon rss icon

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Florida

By Paul Armentano

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.

Further information is available from NORML of South Florida at: [email protected] Other Florida NORML affiliates may be contacted here.

To contact your House and Senate members in support of HJR 1407, please enter your zip code below.


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