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Senator Frank Artiles, District 40 — Press Release


March 2, 2017

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Samuel Henriques

SB-1388: Florida Senator Frank Artiles Files Legislation to Update Regulations Medical Cannabis

Miami, FL —

Florida Senator Frank Artiles (R-Miami) today filed Senate Bill 1388, to update regulations in regards to the use of medical cannabis. This bill will require independent third party testing for medicinal cannabis treatment centers. The purpose is to protect patients diagnosed with debilitating medical conditions.


“Medicinal Cannabis should be tested just like any other medicine. This bill will protect those that have a debilitating medical condition and will be ingesting these products. Safety is our primary concern.” said Senator Artiles


The third party testing will provide a uniform regulation for medical cannabis, treating it like any other prescription drug. Medical marijuana treatment centers will have to meet department standards to certify the safety and potency of the medical cannabis they provide. Protecting the consumer is the primary purpose of this legislation.