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Medical Cannabis Physician Says THC Caps Are Needed

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A billfiled last week would set a limit on the amount of THC that can be dispensed to 10%. The bill also allows military veterans to waive their yearly $75-dollar Medical Marijuana Card fee. Opponents don’t like the first portion and think tying it to the veterans’ fee waiver is bad policy. I spoke with Dr. Mark Moore a certified medical cannabis physician with MEDCANabout his thoughts.

  1.   Do you think 10% cap on THC is going to be a high enough percentage to help patients?
  2. For those used to a higher percentage will going down to 10% harm them?
  3. For those who use medical cannabis as a way to get off of opioids. Do your patients use it for this? Will 10% THC be enough for them to use it as a subsititute.
  4. Should there be a THC cap on all form of marijuana.
  5. Also the bill includes a waiver fee for military veterans. Do you think this will help them enough?
  6. Can a higher percentage of THC cause effects of psychosis?
  7. Is 2.5 ounces every 35 days enough for patients?
Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.