PRESS: United for Care Commends Florida Governor Rick Scott on Signing Charlotte’s Web Medical Marijuana Bill

United for Care, the main organization advocating for the approval of Florida Amendment 2 allowing for the medical use of marijuana in the state, has thanked Governor Rick Scott for signing SB 1030 into law today. The measure legalizes a strain of marijuana that has proven effective at reducing convulsions in patients suffering from intractable epilepsy. The strain is high in a non-euphoric compound called Cannabidiol, or CBD, and is low in THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.

“We applaud Governor Scott’s signing of this bill,” said Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager at United for Care. “He is joining the ranks of the millions of Floridians who agree on one indisputable fact: marijuana IS medicine.”

“Today is an important day for our cause, but while tens of thousands of Floridians are one step closer to a healthier life, many times that number can draw nothing but hope from this move,” added Pollara. “The only definitive and conclusive solution to removing the barriers faced by patients with debilitating conditions who can benefit from the use of medical cannabis is the approval of Amendment 2 on November 4.”

Powered by over 10,000 volunteers, United for Care is the largest organization in Florida urging voters to vote "yes" on Amendment 2. United for care is a non-partisan campaign with an on-the-ground presence in 18 communities across the state including campaign offices in Miami, Tampa and Orlando.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with Ben Pollara, please call Maurizio Passariello at (786) 629-5732 or email him at

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