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May 2, 2014 5:41 AM by Bethany Rhodes

Fla. House passes low-THC medical marijuana bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A strain of low-THC marijuana would be legal in Florida for medical use under a bill passed by the House.

The House voted 111-7 for the bill. It would allow doctors to prescribe a strain of marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web" that contains low amounts of THC, which causes users to feel high.

The marijuana does contain normal amounts of CBD, which is used to treat seizures. The marijuana would be converted into a liquid form for medical use.

The Senate passed the bill earlier this week, but the House made changes in an effort to prevent abuse of the law. The Senate now has to approve those changes.

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