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Florida governor signs law allowing limited medical marijuana use

A marijuana plant is seen at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's FallsBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law on Monday allowing for the limited use of a special strain of marijuana to treat epileptic seizures and other diseases. State lawmakers passed the measure this spring with bipartisan support after impassioned appeals from parents seeking access to the form of marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web," named for a Colorado girl whose epileptic seizures have shown some response to the drug. "I am proud to stand today with families who deserve the ability to provide their children with the best treatment available.” The “Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act” will severely limit marijuana sales, keeping them well below those in Colorado and Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legalized. The Florida law allows use of the drug for people suffering from epilepsy, cancer and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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