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Health Dept. Unveils Rules For Amendment Two

Nick Evans

The Department of Health has published its initial rules for implementing the medical marijuana initiative Amendment Two.

Florida’s Office of Compassionate Use is moving ahead cautiously as it implements Amendment Two—using much of the existing framework to the meet the demands of the new provision.   

Medical marijuana treatment centers will be synonymous with dispensing organizations. 

Caregivers will be limited to the legal representatives eligible under current law. 

Both restrictions could foreclose opportunities for investors eager to grow and distribute the drug or help serve patients.  That means both could prove controversial as the agency holds public workshops to discuss the rule.  Public hearings kick off in Jacksonville February 6.