House Ready to Vote on Amended Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana

House lawmakers are ready to vote on a newly-amended bill to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry this week, with the vote over one of the hottest bills of the legislative session likely happening Tuesday.

State lawmakers significantly overhauled a legislative proposal to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry on Friday, putting the House measure, HB 1397, more in line with the less restrictive Senate bill.

Among the alterations: getting rid of the 90-day waiting period for patients to be prescribed medical cannabis, reducing training requirements for doctors as well as allowing edibles and “vaping.”

Bill sponsor Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, had hinted several more at