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The video above features the parents of Elise Hall, a high school junior who died in September 2016 at 17 years of age after a battle with cancer. The advertisement was paid for by People United for Medical Marijuana, a Florida-based political action committee (PAC) seeking to legalize medical marijuana.

While Florida legalized a low-potency strain of cannabis when Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1030, otherwise known as the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, the measure only approved usage for a very limited group of patients. Furthermore, the only accepted manners of consumption were pills, oils, or vaporization, as administration by smoking was prohibited.

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Charged with possession of marijuana in Florida? Though this is one of the most widely used banned substances in the Sunshine State, it’s absolutely crucial not to take these charges lightly. Because cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 drug in the state, meaning it’s one of the most dangerous drugs, the criminal charges can be severe.

So what can you be charged with? The most frequent offenses include the following:

  • Marijuana possession – Simple
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