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Floridians Still Desperately Awaiting Medical Marijuana

As desperately ill Floridians await treatment, the state has yet to license medical marijuana under a law approved by the Legislature 18 months ago.

State officials were expected to select five companies last month to start growing the plant, but the process of reviewing 24 applications is continuing, with no word on when selections might be made.

“I’m actually numb to it now. That makes me so frustrated I can’t believe it,” said Rob Holl of Longwood, who wants to give the medicine to his adult daughter Megan. She suffers from a severe seizure disorder, leading her family to worry that one of her frequent attacks could be fatal.

The law, approved in spring 2014, allows noneuphoric medicine to be made from marijuana to treat epilepsy and other neurological conditions that bring on seizures or tremors, as well as a handful of other disorders. The original plan was for growers to be selected by this time last year, and to be ready to start growing plants by this past January. [Read more at the Orlando Sentinel]

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