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medical-marijuana-large51-1024x682By the end of 2015, patients in Florida may finally have access to CBD under a bill that was signed into law in November, 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. A judge in Tallahassee dismissed the final challenge to the rule Wednesday night.

The Florida Department of Health, which developed the rule, is expected to start accepting applications within three weeks from eligible growers for the strain of marijuana that is low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabidiol, or CBD. Growers could start selling to eligible patients who are put on a state-run “compassionate use registry” within months.

“Today’s ruling allows the department to move forward with implementing the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, approved by the Legislature in 2014,” the Department of Health said in a statement. “The department remains committed to ensuring safe and efficient access to this product for children with refractory epilepsy and patients with advanced cancer. We are moving swiftly to facilitate access to the product before the end of the year.” – Tampa Bay Times

The delay in implementation have left many parents frustrated and many patients who may benefit in the lurch after hope was built and then pushed back again and again.

Judge Watkins began his 68-page ruling with an excerpt from “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White.

“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or hatch,”

Rep. Matt Gaetz, who sponsored the original bill, said he hoped this was the end of the legal challenges.

“It is my hope that when licenses are issued we will not have another round and we can get medicine into the hands of the vulnerable as soon as possible,”

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  1. It’s about time!!!

  2. Wonderful

  3. Wonderful

  4. Carolyn

  5. That’s it awesome, now how about the rest of the state’s to help the patients who need it.

  6. Only if this is not appealed to a higher court. We will keep watching this for you. Also plan on attending the seminar on Saturday June 13th at Orlando’s Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex at 11 o’clock in the morning.

  7. Please come to Oklahoma

  8. good step taking too long for those that can benefit from CBDs

  9. Hemp can do Sooo many good things, I feel thats why they(powers that be)
    took it from us

  10. Marytza Susi.

  11. Texas please

  12. What about Wisconsin?

  13. How does one sign up for the “compassionate use registry” in Florida? I think when state leaders see how many people are clamoring for relief from a natural plant they will push this measure through!

  14. So why can’t this be nation wide. The ones in need can’t all pack up and move to the FEW states that UNDERSTAND THE NEED

  15. So why can’t this be nation wide. The ones in need can’t all pack up and move to the FEW states that UNDERSTAND THE NEED

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