‘Restrictive’ Medical Marijuana Bill Sails Through House Committee

Gulf Coast Canna Meds CEO Tom Murphy was quoted in this Sunshine State News story about the Rodrigues bill making it through the Florida House.

“Nothing good can come from it,” Gulf Coast Canna Meds founder Tom Murphy said on the bill. “This bill enshrines the seven cartels and totally closes out any free enterprise people.”

Ben Pollara of United For Care, the group largely responsible for helping pass Amendment 2, said he hoped the bill would need to be amended significantly to make it palatable for pro-cannabis groups.

“HB 1397 would place such onerous and arbitrary barriers to access on medical marijuana patients that it’s practical effect would be to virtually negate the law passed by 71 percent of Floridians,” he told Sunshine State News.

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