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Why Florida’s nursing and Assisted Living Homes Don’t Allow Medical Cannabis

July 14th, 2019

No Pot for seniors in Florida Care Homes

Why Florida’s nursing and Assisted Living Homes Don’t Allow Medical Cannabis

Federal Law Complicates Medical Cannabis use in FL Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

“In nursing, assisted and independent living centers across the United States, patients are denied access to medical marijuana, even if they live in states where it is legal.  The reason boils down to this: As long as the majority of these institutions rely on funding from Medicare and other federal sources, they opt not to put that money at risk by allowing a Schedule 1 controlled substance onto their property. Under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in March that nixed the Sunshine State’s smokable medical marijuana ban, nursing homes, patients in hospice, and assisted-living centers were given some flexibility under Florida law.

Essentially, if card-holding seniors want to light up, they can. But only if the facilities allow it — and few have emerged to challenge the status quo”
Source: https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190623/floridas-nursing-and-assisted-living-homes-dont-do-medical-pot

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