HB 1139: Medical Cannabis
GENERAL BILL by Edwards ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Pafford ; Rehwinkel Vasilinda ; Stewart
Medical Cannabis; Authorizes qualifying patient to possess & administer medical cannabis, & possess & use paraphernalia for specified purpose; authorizes patient's caregiver to possess & administer medical cannabis to qualifying patient & to possess & use paraphernalia for specified purpose; provides procedures & requirements thereto; provides that act does not allow person to undertake task under influence of medical cannabis when doing so constitutes negligence or malpractice; provides that use of medical cannabis does not create defense to certain offenses; authorizes physician to recommend use of medical cannabis; provides procedures & requirements thereto; requires DBPR to regulate licensure of cultivation centers & dispensaries; provides procedures & requirements thereto; prohibits school, employer, or property owner from refusing to enroll, employ, or lease to or penalize person who is cardholder; requires DOH, DBPR, & DOR to adopt rules by specified date; establishing medical cannabis section within DBPR; provides procedures & requirements; authorizes medical cannabis farm to possess, cultivate, & manufacture medical cannabis, medical cannabis-based products, & marijuana plants for wholesale in this state; requires agricultural classification for land used as medical cannabis farm; prohibits medical cannabis farm from conducting retail sales or transactions; provides certain protections to medical cannabis farms; provides permitting procedures and fees; provides licensing procedures and fees; requires reporting of loss, theft, or unexplained shortage of medical cannabis product to local law enforcement agency & department; authorizes administrative fines, license suspension, injunctive relief.
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 110
• Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 200
• Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
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