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Department Hosts Rulemaking Workshop For Dispensing Organization Inspections

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

December 09, 2015

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Dec. 9, 2015



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Tallahassee, Fla.—Today, the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use hosted a rulemaking workshop to engage interested parties in the development of standards for department inspections of approved low-THC cannabis dispensing organizations.

“This workshop was the first step in working closely with the five dispensing organizations and stakeholders to make certain that the low-THC cannabis grown and dispensed in this state is done so safely and effectively for patients,” said Christian Bax, director of the department’s Office of Compassionate Use. “We appreciate the information that was brought to the table today and look forward to continuing to have an open dialogue as we move through the rulemaking process.”

The department is committed to moving through a transparent rulemaking process as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure proper protocols are in place to inspect the ongoing operations of the five organizations. 

The initial draft language discussed at today’s workshop for development of Rule 64-4.010, Florida Administrative Code, is available here.

The department encourages the public to submit feedback for use in the rulemaking process. Written responses can be submitted to Courtney Coppola, statewide coordinator of the Office of Compassionate Use, via email at or traditional mail at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A06, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

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