WFSU News · Tallahassee · Panama City · Thomasville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
State News

Good News And Bad For Florida Cannabis System

US Fish and Wildlife Service

The Department of Health has given two nurseries the green light to begin growing cannabis.  But an administrative ruling could throw a wrench into the progress.

Two steps forward, one step back has been the routine for medical marijuana so far and last week was no different.  The dispensing organizations Alpha Surterra and Hackney Nurseries are now both authorized cultivators.  Those nurseries represent the southwest and northwest regions respectively.  But while they’re getting out of the gate, an administrative ruling could throw the license for the northeast region into doubt.  San Felasco Nurseries out-performed other applicants but was disqualified because an employee failed a background check.  Friday an administrative judge determined state officials shouldn’t have thrown out San Felasco’s application—potentially adding weight to the nursery’s challenge of the existing license holder.