Gov. Rick Scott approves 2 bills for medical marijuana

Low-THC cannabis used to treat epilepsy, cancer patients

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he has signed two bills related to Charlotte's Web, a low-THC cannabis used to treat epilepsy and cancer patients.

The measure passed with strong support in the Florida Legislature after legislators heard stories of children suffering from seizures who could be helped by the marijuana.

"As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer," Scott said in a statement. "The approval of Charlotte's Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and other debilitating illnesses will have the medication needed to improve their quality of life. I am proud to stand today with families who deserve the ability to provide their children with the best treatment available."

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