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'Charlotte's Web,' Synthetic Drug Ban Among Bills Gov. Scott Signed Monday

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Governor Rick Scott signed three more bills into law Monday. It includes a measure that bans six new additional synthetic drugs as part of Attorney General’s Pam Bondi’s war on synthetic drug abuse. Bondi’s spokeswoman Jenn Meale says it now makes it a third degree felony to possess or sell those substances.

“In addition to banning six additional substances, it added three extremely lethal synthetic compounds, which are commonly on the street called ‘Molly,’ to the trafficking statute which increases penalties. Attorney General Pam Bondi is grateful to Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature for their support of this key public safety bill,” said Meale.

Scott also signed the so-called "Charlotte’s web" bill into law. It’s a measure that would allow doctors to prescribe a low strain of marijuana to help treat seizures, like in cases of epilepsy. The other measure is a public records exemption for patients and physicians who prescribe the marijuana.

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