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Department of Health Concerned Over Delays Resulting From Rule Challenge

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111


TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Department of Health expressed strong concern today that a legal challenge has been filed against the proposed low-THC cannabis application rule. This legal action will unfortunately delay the department’s attempts to deliver this product, already authorized by the Florida Legislature, to Florida’s children and patients who need it. The department will review the challenge immediately and act promptly to move the process forward.

“We have maintained an unprecedented, open process for developing this rule framework,” said Patricia Nelson, director of the Office of Compassionate Use. “The department will take every possible action to minimize the delay this rule challenge has created in getting this product to Florida’s children who need it.”

Interested parties had expressed overwhelming support and underscored the urgency for the approval of the proposed rule; you can see a copy of that press release HERE.


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