Voters finally approved Amendment 2 in Florida on Tuesday which has expanded the state for Medical Marijuana. The amendment is designed to legalize medical marijuana for people with debilitating diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis or other conditions as determined by a licensed state physician. It also requires the Department of Health to regulate marijuana production and distribution centers through a limited registration process.
Currently, Florida law allows a non-smoked, low-THC marijuana for patients with cancer or other ailments that cause chronic seizures or severe spasms. The recent ballot formally legalizes medical marijuana, and broadens access for diseases with symptoms other than seizures or spasms.
The amendment now allows prescriptions for 10 illnesses:
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- multiple sclerosis
It also allows doctors to prescribe marijuana for any other similar kind of ailment.