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Medical Marijuana in Limbo After Court Ruling

United for Care has collected 900,000 signatures for a Florida 2016 medical marijuana ballot.

Florida’s plans allowing certain patients to use low-THC marijuana are in limbo.

An administrative judge threw out many of the Department of Health’s proposed rules last Friday.

Florida’s so-called Charlotte’s Web law directs the Department to have a distribution framework in place by January 1st next year.

But Florida Medical Cannabis Association Lobbyist Ron Watson says after Friday’s ruling meeting that deadline seems increasingly doubtful.

“Getting to January 1 by actually either having the rules in place and or certainly choosing someone by then is going to be very difficult at best,” says Watson.

When asked for comment Monday, the Department reiterated the statement it issued last week, which says the Department will move expeditiously to meet the needs of patients.


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