Doctors are still not sure of an exact cause of their illnesses.
The full board will have a vote in September.
The panel heard testimonies from those with experience with medical marijuana.
Attorney General Doug Peterson remains vehemently against medical cannabis.
The stigma against medical marijuana patients is alive and well in Florida.
A new law set to take effect August 29 could expose the medical cannabis information of more that 170,000 patients to police.
A reform bill to break the prohibition on cannabis banking is blocked in the Senate banking committee, but now the committee chair says he's open to discussion on the issue.
So far, the measure would only apply to medical marijuana dispensaries, as recreational retail is not yet legal in the state.
Rep. Keller is a member of the NRA, the US Conceal Carry Association, and the Buckeye Firearms Association.