A medical marijuana company is demanding Florida’s Health Department to implement regulation in order for vendors to begin selling edible marijuana products to patients. A petition was filed Friday, September 29, 2017, by Surterra Florida asking for health officials to adopt a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana for a broad group of patients. The new law requires health officials to decide what ingredients and forms are prohibited and allowed for edibles. The law also forbids medical marijuana companies from selling edible marijuana until the rule is settled.
Under Florida law, the agency is given a total of thirty days to begin the rule-making process or provide a written notice as to why they decide not to do so. Wesley Reynolds, President of Surterra Florida, stated, “Many patients have been seeking edible products because it is the best format for them to find relief.” Those who are a part of Surterra Wellness believe that the more available options that people have as far as medical marijuana, the less likely they will use easily abused opiates. The overall evolution of Florida’s medical marijuana industry has been faced with many delays since its commencement in 2014, when lawmakers legalized certain THC treatments for certain patients.
Frank T. Luciano has been representing people accused of marijuana related issues for over 40 years. He is a lifetime member of the legal committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and has been a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s for many years.