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After more than a year of delays, Florida finally awards medical pot licenses

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The five nurseries in Florida approved to grow and distribute medical marijuana were announced Monday by the Department of Health, putting an end to a months-long wait by parents and their sick children who need the drug to control severe seizures. The approved nurseries by region are: Hackney Nursery Co. (Northwest) Chestnut Hill Tree Farm (Northeast) Knox Nursery (Central) Alpha Foliage (Southwest) Costa Nursery Farms (Southeast) Those nurseries now have 10 business days to post a $5 million performance bond, according to a press release.…

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Defense rests in Charlotte’s Web case; ruling to come down within 30 days

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The battle over the state’s Charlotte’s Web may come down to a snapshot in time. The question before administrative law Judge W. David Watkins is at what point did Baywood Nurseries become an affected party entitled to sue and block the state from implementing the Compassionate Medical Marijuana Act of 2014. Or, in the words of a Department of Health attorney, when did Baywood become pregnant? “Baywood was not pregnant on March 24,” DOH attorney Eduardo Lombard told Watkins. Lombard…

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