Senators look at next steps for medical marijuana


About a month after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to broadly legalize medical marijuana, a Senate panel next week will start looking at how to carry out the requirement.

The Senate Health Policy Committee on Dec. 13 is scheduled to hold a workshop about implementation of what is known as Amendment 2.

About 71 percent of voters approved the measure during the Nov. 8 election.

Lawmakers in 2014 approved a law that allows types of non-euphoric cannabis for some patients.

They also approved a measure this year that allows full-strength marijuana for terminally ill patients.

But Amendment 2 will make marijuana available to patients with a far-broader range of conditions.