Scott Okays Broader Use Of Medical Marijuana

Jun 26, 2017

Ten more medical marijuana treatment centers can open by October 3rd and people with a handful of chronic and life-threatening diseases can get access to the drug under a law just signed by Governor Rick Scott.

Gov. Rick Scott is singing off on a plan to expand access to medical marijuana.

People with epilepsy, cancer and terminal conditions already had access to marijuana under laws Scott signed in 2014 and last year.

The new law ads people with HIV and AIDS, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkison’s disease, multiple sclerosis and similar disorders.

The bill bans smoking, despite supporters of a medical marijuana amendment who insist smoking marijuana is now a constitutional right. The new law allows patients to receive orders for three, 70-day supplies before having to revisit the doctor.