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Florida Lawmakers Protest State's Delay In Making Medical Marijuana Available To Patients

Florida state senator Rob Bradley (R) and state representative Matt Gaetz (R) speak out about bureaucratic delays implementing Florida's Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, enacted in 2014, that would allow terminally-ill patients to be prescribed medical marijuana.

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"It is not the proper role of government to stand between dying people and the pain management that they and their families choose."

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Lawmakers who passed Florida's Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act last year are trying to take it to the next level. Senator Rob Bradley wants to add medical marijuana to Florida's Right to Try law that allows terminally-ill patients to use experimental drugs. - Where they can try experimental drugs they should also be allowed to try high potency marijuana. - Representative Matt Gaetz says they're fed up with all the delays in making medical marijuana available in Florida. - It is not the proper role of government to stand between dying people and the pain management that they and their families choose. It's been more than a year since the medical marijuana law took effect but there hasn't been a single prescription. The state health department is still trying to figure out the regulations.