Mothers and fathers of children with intractable epilepsy made impassioned pleas Monday at the Department of Health’s medical marijuana rulemaking workshop. Both parents and Department officials hope this meeting will be the last.
In the coming session, lawmakers will take up proposals altering the state’s policy for tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol. Among the three, Florida’s drug policy could look quite a bit different by the time legislators head home.
Medical marijuana supporters gathered at the Capitol Tuesday in a show of support for legalization. They’re championing a bill by Rep. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) that he says would allow doctors to be the decision makers on who qualifies for medical marijuana and who doesn’t.