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10% Cap on THC

The House Appropriations Committee will be taking HB 7117 up tomorrow Tuesday 4/9 at 10:30 AM for a VOTE. Last Wednesday morning over objections from many lawmakers, the Health and Human Services Committee of the Florida House approved PCB HHS 19-02 from Ray Rodrigues which became HB 7117.

This bill has a lot of VERY BAD issues mixed in with a few good things like a veteran ID card discount FFC has been fighting for and emergency rulemaking. See some of these below and read the full bill as well, but before you do that make sure you CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS below and tell them about all of the negatives in this bill for patients. They are so BAD many veterans went all the way to Tallahassee to speak against this! (Video below) These need to be amended, or they need to NOT pass this bill!! 71% of Florida did not vote for 10%! Patients are just asking that the legislature give them what 71% of Florida voted for, whole cannabis medicine! Call Your Elected Officials!

HB 7117 is Negative for Patients because it would:
-Cap THC Limits to 10% on flower products
-Further limit patients to a 35 day supply
-Add further limitations for 18+ and pediatric patients
-Push back testing regulations further

Here is the bottom line:

-This bill will actually make patients have to smoke more to get the relief they need (The House led the charge against smoking and now will cause more for patients to get the relief they need)

-This bill will basically be a tax on patients (Patients will have to spend and consume more driving them to the black market)

-They want to test to make sure THC isn't too high, is that for just THC, or THC-A & THC-B or anything else?(Do they know there is more then just THC and CBD in this plant? They havent even gotten their testing or research regulations implemented correctly and yet keep adding more)

-Limiting THC will not stop with just edibles and smoked cannabis, they will claim this about other products next if they can find one study to back up their claim (This is AS BAD OR WORSE then their genius idea for a 90 day wait way back)

-This bill needs its negatives amended or this bill must be stopped. 71% Did not vote for 10% limitations and they are asking for lawsuits all while hurting patients AGAIN! Maybe they should amend it to 71%!


You can find the full Bill details here: https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sect…/Bills/billsdetail.aspx…


If you can contact your legislators the best way is to do so is below:
Appropriations Committee

Chair
W. Travis Cummings (R)
[email protected]
(850) 717-5018

Vice Chair
Dane Eagle (R)
(850) 717-5077
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Democratic Ranking Member
Kionne L. McGhee (D)
(850) 717-5117
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Bryan Avila (R)
(850) 717-5111
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Cord Byrd (R)
(850) 717-5011
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Ben Diamond (D)
(850) 717-5068
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Bobby DuBose (D)
(850) 717-5094
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Nicholas X. Duran (D)
(850) 717-5112
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Joe Geller (D)
(850) 717-5100
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Kristin Jacobs (D)
(850) 717-5096
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Evan Jenne (D)
(850) 717-5099
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Mike La Rosa (R)
(850) 717-5042
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Chris Latvala (R)
(850) 717-5067
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Thomas J. ''Tom'' Leek (R)
(850) 717-5025
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MaryLynn Magar (R)
(850) 717-5082
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Ralph Massullo, Jr. (R)
(850) 717-5034
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Cary Pigman (R)
(850) 717-5055
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Scott Plakon (R)
(850) 717-5029
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Rene Plasencia (R)
(850) 717-5050
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Holly Merrill Raschein (R)
(850) 717-5120
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Paul Renner (R)
(850) 717-5024
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Ray Wesley Rodrigues (R)
(850) 717-5076
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Carlos Guillermo Smith (D)
(850) 717-5049
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Chris Sprowls (R)
(850) 717-5065
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Richard Stark (D)
(850) 717-5104
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Jay Trumbull (R)
(850) 717-5006
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Barbara Watson (D)

(850) 717-5107
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Jayer Williamson (R)
850) 717-5003
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Clay Yarborough (R)
(850) 717-5012
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Appropriations Committee Hearing: Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Webster Hall 212 Knott Click Appear at meeting

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