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Gov. Scott expands Special Session to include medical marijuana

By Staff | Jun 7, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation Wednesday to expand the ongoing special session to include medical marijuana.

“Medical marijuana was approved by 71 percent of Florida voters in 2016, and I believe that it is the role of the Florida Legislature to determine how to best implement this approved constitutional amendment,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “I am glad that both the Florida Senate and House are moving toward crafting legislation to help patients, and I have added medical marijuana to the call for special session.

“I know many members of the Legislature, including Senate President Joe Negron and Speaker Richard Corcoran, have worked hard on implementing Amendment 2 and I look forward to the Legislature passing a bill this week that puts Florida patients first,” he added.

Source: Office of the Governor