Florida governor signs law allowing limited medical marijuana use

June 16, 2014 7:41 PM

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Florida governor signs law allowing limited medical marijuana use

TAMPA 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.

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