A bill to cap THC potency at 10% for medical marijuana patients ages 21 and younger is dead in Florida. The language was stripped from a healthcare bill in the Senate. The House passed a version of that healthcare bill without the THC cap in it.
House Speaker Jose Oliva was the most vocal supporter of the THC cap, the Miami Herald reported. Senator Jeff Brandes was one of the most vocal against the cap. Not all lawmakers were on board with the potential THC cap.
A medical marijuana lobbyist said the cap could “put at risk the most vulnerable medical cannabis patients in Florida” who rely on higher-potency THC products.
The main concern that House Speaker Jose Oliva had was the effect that THC could have on youth brains.