skip to Main Content
Two New Challenges to Florida’s Medical Marijuana Rules

Florida’s attempt to create a non-euphoric medical marijuana industry took a couple more hits this week as a Central Florida grower and a South Florida trade association charged that proposed rules were not legal.

A partnership of Master Growers of Sanford and Baywood Nurseries of Apopka filed a formal challenge Tuesday against the latest rules developed by the Florida Department of Health, arguing that the rule-writing process was unfair and led to a process that would tilt state decisions toward politically-favored companies.

The Medical Cannabis Trade Associations of Florida, out of Fort Lauderdale, charged that the rules are vague, arbitrary and capricious in another challenge filed Tuesday.

The state rules would govern how the the Department of Health would pick five companies statewide to grow, process and sell marijuana products as medicine for people with epilepsy and other neurological disorders, as well as cancer.

With its potential to create the ground floor of a possible fuller medical marijuana industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars one day, the rule-making process has become a battleground among companies seeking one of those first five production licenses. [Read more at the Orlando Sentinel]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Stories

Albany may consider reparations for residents affected by marijuana laws

ALBANY – A new Common Council proposal calls for revenues from recreational marijuana sales in the city to be used as reparations for communities of color harmed by the war on drugs. Sixth Ward Councilwoman Gabriella Romero and Tenth Ward Councilman Owusu Anane want to create a nine-member commission to create a series of recommendations…

Marijuana has been legal in CT for a year, but still not for sale: ‘They still have a lot to do’

A full year into Connecticut’s legalization of adult-use cannabis, the state has yet to reap a single tax dollar from sales of recreational marijuana. But while the rollout has been slightly bumpy, with the General Assembly passing a law this year to halt informal, untaxed sales of cannabis that had emerged from the underground, the state is…

Edibles, beverages infused with cannabis ingredient THC become legal Friday in Minnesota

Industry advocates see law as an “oddity” allowing for recreational use while stopping just short of full marijuana legalization.  Minnesotans who are 21 or older can start buying edibles and beverages that contain THC — the ingredient in cannabis that gets you high — under a new state law that takes effect Friday. The new…

Mississippi’s medical marijuana industry goes into effect tomorrow

The Mississippi law that will legalize medical marijuana goes into effect tomorrow, and farmers will then be allowed to start crop production. But experts say it will take some time before patients can purchase product. This Friday, dozens of laws will go into effect, including the Mississippi Medicinal Cannabis Trade act. The bill was signed…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search