Florida bureaucrats again stymie state’s legal medical marijuana market 

In Politics by Michael Rae

Florida has begrudgingly operated the nation’s most exclusive medical marijuana market since voters approved Amendment 2 in 2016. It is exclusive by design, offering licenses only to a select handful of well-endowed business interests. Now, Florida must minimally expand this good ‘ole boys club of licensees to bring the state back into compliance with its laws.

The Florida Department of Health, which oversees the state’s medical marijuana program, published emergency regulations last month announcing that it will make 22 additional licenses available to operate a medical marijuana business in Florida. That would double the existing number of medical marijuana business licenses and satisfy statutory provisions

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