Tag: Office of Compassionate Use

Jim RosicaOctober 30, 2017

A Florida nursery is suing the state over its preference in granting medical marijuana licenses to companies with underused or shuttered citrus factories. Tropiflora LLC of Sarasota filed suit against the Department of Health‘s Office of Compassionate Use—now the Office of Medical Marijuana Use—in Leon County Circuit Civil court on Friday, court records show. The […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterJanuary 30, 2017

A South Florida medical marijuana dispensing organization is thinking ahead, entering into a strategic partnership to help plan for future growth. Modern Health Concepts, a South Florida-based medical cannabis provider, announced last week that shareholders successfully formed a strategic partnership with PalliaTech Inc. Created in 2010, the Massachusetts-based company began as a medical device company […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterJanuary 17, 2017

More patients might be eligible for medical marijuana under Amendment 2, but a preliminary draft of new rules doesn’t appear to allow for immediate growth in the industry to meet demand. On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health released the preliminary text of proposed rule development. The release comes ahead of five public hearings schedule […]

Scott PowersMay 23, 2016

Central Florida’s licensed producer and distributor of medical marijuana products received conditional state permission to start growing cannabis at its Winter Garden greenhouses. Knox Nursery received its cultivation authorization from the Florida Department of Health on May 13, making it the fourth of six licensed medical marijuana companies to get permission to plant seeds. The […]


The Florida Department of Health is beginning to develop rules for issuing registration cards for medical marijuana patients. The Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use is expected to begin the process of establishing a system for issuing registration cards for medical marijuana patients and their legal representatives. It is also expected to establish fees […]

Jim RosicaOctober 6, 2015

Two lawmakers – one Republican, one Democrat – expressed frustration Tuesday over the state Health Department’s delay in putting Florida’s lone medical marijuana law into action. In 2014, the state legalized low-THC, or “non-euphoric,” marijuana to help children with severe seizures and muscle spasms. The department is charged with setting up a system to make sure […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 25, 2015

One of three state government officials tapped to dole out licenses for low-THC marijuana in Florida has stepped down. Last month, the Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the members of the “substantive review panel” within the Office of Compassionate Use. Florida legalized low-THC, or “non-euphoric,” marijuana last year to help children with severe muscle […]


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