Nearly four years after Florida voters legalized medical marijuana, in August, the state’s Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use published emergency rules allowing licensed medical marijuana treatment centers to produce, package, and label edible marijuana derivative products. Although initially temporary when enacted in August of 2020, the Department of Health extended the emergency rules on November 16, 2020. In addition, the Florida State Senate recently withdrew a challenge to a proposal to include adult recreational use of marijuana on the 2022 ballot, indicating that Florida is primed to allow adult-use cannabis in the near future. But manufacturers looking to charge into this new market should exercise caution. At first glance, the emergency rules may seem daunting, but companies seeking to join the cannabis edibles market should expect to confront similar regulations not only in Florida but also in other states throughout the country.

Edward Gaus, Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 01/06/2021 21:20:00

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