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Florida Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Proposal

Florida Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Proposal
Posted April 28th, 2014 @ 6:24pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ A strain of low-THC marijuana would be legal in Florida for medical use under a bill passed by the Senate.

The Senate on Monday voted 36-3 for the bill. The House has a similar bill waiting for approval.

It would allow doctors to prescribe a strain of marijuana known as ``Charlotte's Web'' that contains low amounts of THC, which causes users to feel high. 

The marijuana does contain normal amounts of CBD, which is used to treat seizures. The marijuana would be converted into a liquid form for medical use. 

It marks the first time a legislative chamber has approved medical marijuana in any form.

(Photo: Christopher Furlong / 2007 Getty Images)

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