With an adult-use cannabis legalization measure potentially headed for Florida’s ballot this November, Lawmakers on the state’s House Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee approved an amended version of a measure that would preemptively limit THC in recreational cannabis products.
Before advancing the bill, HB 1269, the panel first adopted an amendment from its sponsor, Rep. Ralph Massullo (R), significantly raising the proposed cap on THC for cannabis flower to 30 percent, up from 10 percent in the bill as originally introduced.
Members then voted 13–4 to report the bill favorably.
“Due to a variety of reasons, we’re only at the beginning of understanding the potential long-term benefits and harms of high-potency THC cannabis products,” Massullo told subcommittee members, noting that his proposed limits “will only take effect if the constitutional amendment is adopted.”
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