Politician Info
Position on Medical Marijuana

Against allowing access to smokeable medical marijuana

Comments

Upon signing the legislation to enact Question 2 for medical marijuana, Governor Scott said "The constitutional amendment was passed overwhelmingly, and I'm glad the House and Senate were able to come together for a bill that makes sense for our state." (6/23/17) http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article157958724.html

Upon signing the Charlottes Web bill in 2014, Governor Scott said "As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer. The approval of Charlotte's Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and other debilitating illnesses will have the medication needed to improve their quality of life." (6/16/14)
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/gov-scott-signs-charlottes-web-marijuana-bill-into-law/2184590

By contrast, Gov. Scott in 2014 opposed the passage of a broader voter-initiated amendment to legalize more conventional strains of cannabis to additional patient populations. "I have a great deal of empathy for people battling difficult diseases and I understand arguments in favor of this initiative," Scott said. "But, having seen the terrible effects of alcohol and drug abuse first-hand, I cannot endorse sending Florida down this path and I would personally vote against it." (5/2/14) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/01/rick-scott-medical-marijuana_n_5251056.html

Contact Rick Scott

Email: help@rickscott.senate.gov

Web: https://www.rickscott.senate.gov/

Phone: 202-224-5274

Address

716 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

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