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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program Is on Track, but only Partway There

May 9, 2019 - 8:45am
Peter Barsoom

The demand of Florida voters is clear. For far too long, patients have stood by waiting for regulators to implement the 2016 Medicinal Marijuana Constitutional Amendment.

Under the law, the Department of Health is required to issue four new business licenses for every 100,000 patients. Florida currently has registered over 207,000 qualified patients and the number is growing -- without adding the requisite licenses. Lawsuits and regulatory red tape have bogged the program down and patients awaiting access to medicinal marijuana continue to suffer. 

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