Marijuana Medical Edibles Now Legally Available In Florida

Four years after Floridians voted to legalize medical marijuana in the state, marijuana medical edibles are now becoming available.

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Dispensaries in Florida are carrying all types of edible products. The state’s Department of Health allowed the sales to legally start under the new form of medical treatment as an edible item this late month. Floridians voted to approve a constitutional amendment legalizing the use and sale of medical marijuana in 2016. Lawmakers unanimously passed a law the following year that included edible forms of treatment, but Florida’s state officials have taken until now to fully implement those changes, and allow edibles for consumption.

Dispensaries are working quickly to get the new products to hundreds of thousands of patients seeking needed help for serious conditions such as cancer, PTSD, seizures, or other forms of illness. The number of people in Florida using medical marijuana statistically continues to grow by thousands of people every week. As of September 11 of 2020, there are currently more than 411,000 qualified patients in Florida, according to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, a figure that has jumped more than 37% from about 299,000 since the start of the year.

Edible choices range from chocolate bars and jelly candies to chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies. How the medicine looks and tastes it set forth by the Department of Health, to avoid resemblance to commercially available candy. As demanded by the state’s order, “Edibles shall be produced in a manner to minimize the color intensity and other color and visual characteristics attractive to children,” the order stated.

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