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Negotiated Rulemaking Participants Announced

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

The Florida Department of Health Announces Negotiated Rulemaking Participants

TALLAHASSEE—The Office of Compassionate Use with the Florida Department of Health today released the names of participants to take part in the Negotiated Rulemaking Session scheduled for February 4 and 5 in Tallahassee.

This is a continuation of the department’s efforts to implement the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. The department remains committed to getting this product to children with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer as safely and quickly as possible. This rulemaking negotiation is part of the department’s commitment to working with all stakeholders to arrive at a rule and start providing the product to those who need it.

After carefully reviewing all submissions, the Office of Compassionate Use selected participants who will work together to finalize a complete set of rules during the two-day meeting. All members represent groups as outlined in the Notice of Negotiated Rulemaking.

The committee is compromised of the following participants:

  • George Hackney, Hackney Nursery Company
  • Robert Wallace, Chestnut Hill Nursery and Orchards
  • Bruce Knox, Knox Nurseries
  • John Tipton, Plants of Ruskin
  • Pedro Freyre, Costa Farms
  • Holley Moseley
  • Jill Lamoureux, CannLabs, Inc.
  • Donna Blanton
  • Darrin Potter
  • Dr. Jeffrey Block
  • Joel Stanley
  • Patricia Nelson

The meeting notice and the draft rule are available at

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