Edibles have been in focus for the cannabis industry this week.
1. Cannabis companies are urging the Florida Department of Health to develop edible cannabis product regulations.
Voters passed a new law in June to allow medical cannabis edible products in Florida. But before vendors can begin developing and selling products, Florida Department of Health officials need to determine “by rule any shapes, forms, and ingredients allowed and prohibited for edibles.”
To speed up the process, Surterra Florida filed a petition for officials to start a rule-making process. “Patients receiving treatment from the petitioners’ medications are barred from doing so via the consumption of legally produced edibles,” Surterra’s attorney wrote.
Health department spokeswoman Mara Gambineri said the rules are already being worked on, but declined to give a time frame, according to Sun Sentinel.