Galvano to advocate medical pot research at Moffitt | Tampa Bay …

As lawmakers grapple with implementing medical marijuana in Florida, a powerful senator is pushing for the state to set up a pot research program at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

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State Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, is working on legislation establishing Florida’s first major cannabis research center at Moffit, focusing on the drug’s potential benefits for cancer patients. He wants to put money in the state budget to start the program, as well.

“We have always played a role in those types of research facilities,” Galvano said. “And given the importance of this issue and the massive state role in establsihing the parameters for medical marijuana, having the state participate in

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