FLORIDA: Pot growers could distribute the non-euphoric medical marijuana authorized by the Legislature at multiple retail locations away from their farms, under the latest proposal discussed by a panel handpicked by state health officials.
Patricia Nelson, director of the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use, said Wednesday at a rule-making workshop that she expects growers to be able to sell their product at storefronts, possibly in regions outside of where their nurseries exist. Under earlier proposals, growers would have been required to dispense from the farms where the product was grown and processed.
The latest iteration of the proposal, hashed out at a rare “negotiated rulemaking” workshop ordered by Nelson, would allow nurseries to grow the cannabis in one place, process it at another and sell it at multiple locations. Growers could also deliver the product directly to eligible patients’ homes.