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UFC applauds Steube's recent effort for a medical marijauna law, but it's still not enough

(Miami, FL,) - Yesterday, August 13, 2015, House Rep Greg Steube (R – district 73) filed a bill (HB 63) in an effort to expand SB 1030,  the medical marijuana bill dubbed as “Charlottes Web law”.

“Representative Steube's efforts on behalf of sick and suffering Floridians continues to be courageous, like this bill to try and expand upon a broken law, which has not taken effect since its approval over a year ago. But the fact is, low-THC cannabis is still not enough for the vast majority of very sick and suffering people in our state. Even putting that aside, neither I nor anyone should have any faith that the politicians in leadership in Tallahassee will give Rep. Steube's legislation the basic respect of a hearing, much less a vote, just as they failed to do with the bill he filed last session”, said Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager of United for Care.

Like SB 1030, HB 63 is for low-THC marijuana only. Mr. Pollara continued by saying, “Last year 58% of voters voted 'yes' for a sensible, comprehensive medical marijuana law. Tallahassee saw this, and has failed to give their constituents what they want. We are pushing so very hard to collect the required signatures to place medical marijuana on the 2016 ballot so that Florida voters can once again vote on what our politicians in the state capital refuse to.”


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