From: Mike Elliott, MMIG
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Florida Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill for Epilepsy Treatment
Date: Thu Jun 19 21:40:13 MDT 2014
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"Florida Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill for Epilepsy Treatment


Tallahassee News - June 16th, 2014


TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Governor Rick Scott signed legislation known as Charlotte's Web into law Monday.

This will allow for a a low-THC cannabis, known as Charlotte's Web, to be used to treat certain illnesses such as epilepsy in children.

Governor Scott signed Senate Bill 1030 and 1700 approving the medication and protecting patient information in the compassionate use registry.

Governor Scott said, "As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer. The approval of Charlotte's Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and other debilitating illnesses will have the medication needed to improve their quality of life. I am proud to stand today with families who deserve the ability to provide their children with the best treatment available."



Support continues to grow across the country and globe

*    "Colorado Voters Rate Marijuana Legalization a Success", Public Policy Polling (March 19th, 2014),

*    A majority of Americans, 58% now support legalization.

*    A recent CBS News survey shows that 54% of independents are in favor of legalization.

*    "The future of marijuana is bright. Here's where it's headed next", Huffington Post Click here

*    "US Drug policies Fueling Global Push to Legalize Marijuana", Seattle Times Click here

*    "Peru calls for debate on the legalization of marijuana"


Medical marijuana bills are being considered in many more states.

*    Alabama: Click here

*    Pennsylvania: Click Here 

*    Kentucky: "Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana Oil To Treat Childhood Epilepsy" Click Here


Full legalization is being considered in several states as well.

*    Oregon: Click here

*    Alaska: Marijuana legalization officially makes Alaska ballot. Click here

*    Missouri: Despite some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country, Missouri's lawmakers have proposed three separate bills aimed at relaxing those laws. Click here 

*    Maryland: Senate President supports legalization, robust debate to follow. Click here

*    New Hampshire: Click here

*    New Jersey: Click here

*    New Mexico: Economic opportunities and public opinion of legalization are growing in New Mexico.  Legislation for full legalization planned.  Click here 

*    Wisconsin: Click here 

*    Oklahoma: Click here

*    Rhode Island: Click here



*    WyomingClick here

*    Texas: Staunch conservative Gov. Rick Perry starts Texas on the road to the decriminalization of marijuana. Click here


Click here for Dr. Sanjay Gupta's special Weeds 2.


Marijuana reform is happening fast. As Colorado is leading the way, MIG remains committed to embracing a robust and comprehensive regulatory framework, and demonstrating to the rest of the world that reforming marijuana laws can increase public safety, revenue, and freedom.   

Michael Elliott, Esq.


Executive Director 

Marijuana Industry Group


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