Florida legislature joins southern push for marijuana reform

March 5, 2014 9:12 PM

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Florida legislature joins southern push for marijuana reform

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Acknowledging a major shift in societal attitudes toward marijuana, a key committee of the Florida legislature voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve medical use of a "non-euphoric" marijuana extract that has shown promising results in treating seizures.

"We have evidence of benefits," Republican state Representative Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician, said of the substance known as cannabidiol, or CBD. "We have no evidence of harm."

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