Florida Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana for Terminal Patients, Defying Federal Ban, Passes Final Committee

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (Feb, 5, 2016) – A bill that would allow terminally ill patients access to medicinal marijuana, further nullifying in effect federal prohibition of cannabis, passed unanimously out of a third and final Senate committee yesterday. The legislation expands on a recently passed “right to try” law that effectively nullifies in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally-ill patients from accessing experimental treatments.