(PNJ.com) - The Florida House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 1030 at 4:41 p.m. with a vote of 111-7.
If signed by Gov. Rick Scott, the bill will establish a "compassionate use registry" for cancer and intractable epilepsy patients and an infrastructure for the cultivation and distribution of non-euphoric medical marijuana treatments in Florida.
House legislators amended the bill, meaning it will head back to the Senate for a vote before it heads to the governor's desk.
RayAnn Moseley, the Gulf Breeze 11-year-old whose parents have been campaigning for the bill's passage, was in the House chamber with her mother, Holley, when the bill passed following nearly two hours of debate.
"We would not be here without the love of parents," said Rep. Matt Gaetz, the bill's sponsor, in an emotional closing statement, turning to Holley Moseley as he finished. "It's an exceptional love that special children can instill in us, and it is your love for your children that has brought us to this point."