Florida to closely monitor medical cannabis edibles production facilities

Florida plans to regulate medical marijuana edibles as it does other food products.

The state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said cannabis producers will be subject to random inspections to ensure edibles are being made in facilities that meet federal sanitation guidelines, according to Tampa TV station WFLA.

“These are medical foods that are going to patients that may potentially have a compromised immune system, so we’re definitely taking that into account when we’re looking at the food-safety systems,” Matt Colson, head of the department’s food inspection division, told WFLA.

Meanwhile, medical cannabis companies in Florida are waiting on the state health department to set the rules for what forms edibles can take and how much THC will be allowed.

Despite such delays, Florida’s MMJ program continues to grow at a rapid rate, with the total patient count recently surging past 100,000 patients.

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