Talk Show Host: Medical Marijuana in Florida

Wikimedia Creative Commons. Link to show: http://tinyurl.com/oudqvnm

Wikimedia Creative Commons. Link to show: http://tinyurl.com/oudqvnm

This is an episode of Gulf Coast Live, a weekly hour-long talk show on WGCU

A two-part discussion on the state of medical marijuana in Florida. First, we explore new policies and proposals that would expand the uses of medical marijuana. A 2016 ballot initiative is trying again to collect signatures. At the same time, state lawmakers are filing bills they want to be heard in the upcoming legislative session.

In the second half of the show, we look at how the current medical marijuana program is inching closer to becoming a reality for families and patients. Legal challenges delayed the program, but a mile marker is approaching. The state could issue licenses to eligible nurseries in early October. We talk with a doctor who is eligible to recommend the non-euphoric product and an advocate who helped get the law passed.