Sen. Gayle Harrell slips 10% THC cap on medical marijuana into health care bill
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Sen. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, has introduced a measure to cap the THC concentration on all medical marijuana products at 10% — but only for patients under 21 unless they are terminally ill.
Harrell, who chairs the Health Policy Committee, filed the to a sweeping committee bill () on Friday.
The move comes days after Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, a U.S. Army veteran, stood before the Senate Chamber doors with a band of military brothers and sisters vowing to hold the line against THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, caps.
"Physicians understand much better than the legislature what's best for their patients," Brandes said in a text message Friday. "Let's let doctors weigh benefits and risks for their patients and focus the Senate on solving real problems."
2020年欧冠赛程表Brandes added that there is not enough support in the Senate for such a measure to pass, although Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, has said earlier this session he was open to considering a THC Cap. Harrell's cap on patients under 21 is consistent with Galvano's expressed views on tobacco and vaping products.