Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 460
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: OO            .                                
                  02/29/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Latvala) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 16
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (6) of section 381.986, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         381.986 Compassionate use of low-THC cannabis.—
    9         (a) An approved dispensing organization shall maintain
   10  compliance with the criteria demonstrated for selection and
   11  approval as a dispensing organization under subsection (5) at
   12  all times. Before dispensing low-THC cannabis to a qualified
   13  patient, the dispensing organization shall verify that the
   14  patient has an active registration in the compassionate use
   15  registry, the order presented matches the order contents as
   16  recorded in the registry, and the order has not already been
   17  filled. Upon dispensing the low-THC cannabis, the dispensing
   18  organization shall record in the registry the date, time,
   19  quantity, and form of low-THC cannabis dispensed.
   20         (b) The dispensing organization shall retain an independent
   21  testing laboratory to test the low-THC cannabis for microbes,
   22  mold, pesticides, fertilizers, harmful chemicals, and toxins.
   23  For purposes of this paragraph, the term “independent testing
   24  laboratory” means a laboratory, and the managers, employees, and
   25  contractors of the laboratory, which does not have a direct or
   26  indirect interest in, and is not owned by or affiliated with, a
   27  dispensing organization.
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete lines 2 - 3
   32  and insert:
   33         An act relating to medical cannabis; amending s.
   34         381.986, F.S.; requiring a low-THC cannabis dispensing
   35         organization to retain an independent testing
   36         laboratory to perform certain testing; defining the
   37         term “independent testing laboratory”; amending s.
   38         499.0295, F.S.;