A dozen nurseries are challenging the way Florida awarded licenses to grow and dispense the drug — and asking an administrative law judge to take a second look at the applications that were passed over.
The nurseries contend the Florida Department of Health flubbed the selection process and say the challenges are necessary to ensure only the best operations get the licenses. But some parents say they have already waited long enough to get the drug to their sick children.
They are quick to note almost 20 months have passed since Gov. Rick Scott signed the law that legalized noneuphoric marijuana for people who have cancer and rare forms of epilepsy, and the medicine still isn’t available. [Read more at the Tampa Bay Times]