Veterans Push Back Against Florida’s Proposed 10% THC Cap
A proposal introduced by Florida House leaders is getting strong opposition from veterans. The proposal, as reported in the Miami Herald, was introduced by House Speaker Jose Oliva and would cap THC levels on cannabis products sold in Florida at just 10%. Current product sold in Florida routinely has THC levels of up to 30%.
The measure, which has less support in the Florida Senate, is being called out by veterans in the state as something that could have a harmful effect, particularly on veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans say the effort to cap THC levels is not based on science and would be especially damaging to the veteran community.
Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), who is a longtime advocate for medical cannabis, says capping THC levels would, “…make life worse for many veterans already struggling to cope.”