Florida lawmakers approve medical marijuana bill

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida legislators voted on Friday to allow doctors to prescribe a special strain of “non-euphoric” marijuana for treatment of chronic epileptic seizures and some other severe illnesses. Governor Rick Scott said he will sign the bill into law when it reaches his desk. It was historic,” said Ron Watson, a lobbyist whose 8-year-old son, Dylan, died of leukemia. Watson and several other parents, many wheeling their stricken children into the Capitol, testified at committee hearings and contacted House and Senate members throughout this year’s 60-day session of the Florida Legislature.

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