On Friday May 2, Senate Bill 1030 ER passed the Senate floor with veto-proof majorities. SB 1030 was approved by a vote of 30-9 in the Senate and 111-17 in the House. Under the measure, cancer patients as well as those who suffer from severe muscle spasms and seizures and who do not respond to other treatments would be eligible for a strain of marijuana that is high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Gov. Rick Scott said he will sign the bill. “I’m a parent and grandparent. I want to make sure my children, my grandchildren, have the access to the health care they want,” Gov. Scott told reporters.
I received this message from Rayann’s parents, who started Caring Florida:
We’ll start with the obvious: lawmakers Matt Gaetz, Katie Edwards, Aaron Bean, Rob Bradley, and Jeff Brandes for having the courage to do what is right instead of what is easy by filing and fighting for this low THC cannabis bill. Next, we want to thank the Caring 4 Florida team: Kim Bertron, Jules Kariher, and Ryan Wiggins. Last but not least, we thank the BRAVE parents and children affected by epilepsy who spoke up, shared their stories and asked for a second chance.