Medical marijuana ‘reciprocity’ proposed

Two bills seek to increase access for out-of-state patients.

Senate and House members have filed proposals that would allow patients to obtain medical marijuana in Florida if they are approved to use it in other states where they live.

Wauchula Republican state Sen. Ben Albritton filed such a “reciprocity” bill (SB 1328) on Friday, after Rep. Ralph Massullo, a Lecanto Republican, and Rep. David Silvers, a Lake Clarke Shores Democrat, filed a similar measure (HB 557) last month.

Under both bills, medical-marijuana identification cards issued by other states to patients and caregivers would have the same authority as identification cards issued to Florida residents who are registered to receive medical cannabis.

The Senate bill also would require the Florida Department of Health to enter into a registry physician certifications about the types of marijuana and delivery devices recommended for the out-of-state residents.

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  • Charles Brown

    February 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    When will the truth come out on how much money a John Morgan will get off this crazy set of laws. He did not spent 10 million without expecting something in return.

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