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Senator Files Implementing Bill For Cannabis Amendment

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A major supporter of medical marijuana in Florida’s Capitol has filed legislation implementing Amendment Two.    

Orange Park Republican Senator Rob Bradley has filed a measure that promises major changes for medical marijuana if it gains approval.  The proposal gives doctors greater leeway in recommending the treatment and does away with a provision requiring a 90-day relationship with the patient.  The measure also establishes a path for new dispensing organizations—re-christened Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers—to enter the market.  There could be as many as 20 once Florida has 500,000 qualified patients.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.