How medical marijuana backers plan to win in 2016 – The News

Friday update:

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill that will allow terminally ill patients to have access to marijuana as they try to ease suffering, the News Service of Florida reported.

The bill, which lawmakers approved this month, was one of 68 measures that Scott signed into law Friday.

The bill expands a 2015 law known as the “Right to Try Act” to include medical marijuana. That law allows terminally ill patients to have access to experimental drugs that have not been approved for general use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The bill also seeks to address problems in carrying out a 2014 cannabis law that was primarily billed as a way to help children with severe forms of epilepsy. That law was supposed to make available

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