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HB 859: Medical Use Of Cannabis

GENERAL BILL by Saunders ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rehwinkel Vasilinda

Medical Use Of 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.

Effective Date: 10/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1030 (Ch. 2014-157)
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/10/2014 House • Filed
2/20/2014 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 75
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 73
5/2/2014 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1030 (Ch. 2014-157)