HB 7117 sought to cap the THC level of medical marijuana flower at 10%. On May 3, the proposal was postponed indefinitely and has been withdrawn from consideration, in an update on the Florida House of Representatives website. With opposition from Nikki Fried, the Florida Agriculture Commissioner, and several others – the bill stalled.
Those opposing the cap on THC said that it would drive medical marijuana patients back to the black market, according to Florida Phoenix. Opponents also said capping the THC limits the efficacy of medical marijuana and would increase costs. The Senate rejected the legislation, stopping it dead in its tracks.
It isn’t expected that legislation to cap THC percentages will resurface anytime soon. Florida lawmakers support maintaining the will of the voters, and capping the THC level of their medicine isn’t the will of the voters.