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Health Department Accepting Charlotte's Web Applications

Health officials will accept applications from June 17 - July 8.
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Starting Wednesday, the Department of Health begins accepting applications from nurseries hoping to produce low-THC marijuana oil.

June 17 marks the end of long and tortured roll out for a low-THC marijuana law passed just over a year ago.  But David Kotler, a Boca Raton lawyer focusing on medical marijuana issues, says state health officials probably shouldn’t expect a break anytime soon.

“Ultimately the application could be literally in the thousands of pages,” Kotler says.  “I think the approach taken by many in emerging markets is that more is better.”

That’s because the agency is awarding its five licenses based on a scoring system, and nurseries don’t want to lose points for leaving something out.  Although some have decided not to apply, nearly 100 nurseries are eligible.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.