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Senator Bradley, District 5 — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2017

CONTACT: Tonay Shays, 904.966.6280 X 3933


Senator Bradley Files Amendment Two Implementation Bill

January 19, 2017

 

 

Senator Bradley Files Amendment Two Implementation Bill

 

 

Tallahassee - Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) filed legislation today implementing Amendment Two, the constitutional amendment which expands the medical marijuana system in Florida.

 

"In 2014, the Florida Legislature legalized low-THC medical marijuana, and in 2016 expanded the medical marijuana system to provide legal access to marijuana for terminally ill Floridians," said Bradley. "Floridians want even more options, speaking loud and clear at the polls in November by passing Amendment Two. This bill significantly expands the current medical marijuana system to give Floridians the relief they have demanded, and it does so safely and quickly."

 

Senator Bradley worked closely with Senator Dana Young (R-Tampa) in crafting the bill. Senator Young chairs the Senate’s Health Policy Committee and is co-introducer of Senate Bill 406.  "This bill faithfully honors our solemn obligation to the people of Florida to implement Amendment Two," Young said. "Suffering Floridians will have now real options with no unreasonable delays." The Health Policy Committee heard testimony from numerous Floridians at a recent committee meeting in Tallahassee.

 

As more Floridians utilize medical marijuana, the bill provides for the expansion of the numbers of licenses available to those entities that will grow and sell medical marijuana. This provision insures that Floridians have several price and quality options in the medical marijuana marketplace.

 

Senate Bill 406 will be considered during the Regular Session of the Florida Legislature which will convene on March 7, 2017.

 

Contact:      Tonya Shays (904)966-6280 x3933

                   Shays.tonya@flsenate.gov