Medical marijuana insurance in Florida? Lawmakers, agriculture commissioner pushing for it

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A look at how to get a medical marijuana card in Florida. Additional information can be found at floridahealth.gov.

Gather up all the people legally allowed to smoke marijuana in Florida and they would be the state’s seventh largest city, with more people than Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale or Cape Coral.

But the 212,000 people on Florida’s medical marijuana patient registry cannot get health insurance to cover the cost of their medicine. 

“Our constitution recognizes that marijuana is medicine, and if it is in our constitution then companies that provide health insurance to Florida patients should be covering it,” Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried told the Democrat.

Florida lawmakers first authorized the use of low-THC marijuana in 2014. Upset with the limitations the Legislature imposed

... read more at: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2019/04/16/medical-marijuana-insurance-florida-constitutional-medicine-no-insurance-recognizes/3482529002/

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