Medical marijuana company wants Florida to jump-start edibles sales

A medical marijuana company in Florida wants the state to speed up the process that would allow MMJ businesses to process and sell edibles.

Surterra Florida – which is based in Atlanta but possesses MMJ business licenses in Florida – is “demanding” that state regulators begin making rules for a new law that would implement the constitutional amendment voters approved in June, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Under the law, medical cannabis companies will be allowed to sell edibles as long as they don’t appeal to children, particularly their “shapes, forms and ingredients,” according to the newspaper.

Colorado recently banned marijuana edibles shaped like humans, animals or fruits in hopes fewer children would be lured to MMJ products.

Florida has 30 days to start the rule-making process, but the health department said it has already begun working on developing the rules, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Buoyed by evolving consumer taste, infused marijuana products – specifically edibles and concentrates – are one of the fastest-growing segments of the cannabis industry.

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3 comments on “Medical marijuana company wants Florida to jump-start edibles sales
  1. Jeanine Buckley on

    Actually, the fact that Florida has a high percentage of retirees, and new-to-cannabis users lends itself to a great niche market for edibles. They are easier to digest, especially for elders with teeth issues and/or delicate stomachs. This is where each state can really customize the cannabis market to its individual needs and I think Florida is making smart decisions by looking right away at the edibles market. BRAVO!

  2. Anne Morgan on

    As a Cannabis Clinician, I have been severely hindered in my recommendations as there are currently NO EDIBLES available to my patients here in Florida. Since the usage of edibles utilizes the liver pathway, the delta 9 THC compound is changed chemically and creates a stronger delta 11 THC which can benefit many people who need stronger and longer lasting medicine. We are STILL waiting for these necessary edibles here in Florida.

  3. Vanessa Golden on

    It’s a feeling of sadness when I read legislative garb, particularly the negative comments. It makes me think they’ve never watched anyone close to them die, I think before they bash the edibles(Mr.Rodriquez) talk to terminally ill patients such as myself, hospice nurses, oncologists, etc. and they would come back with a different vote. I do agree packaging should not appeal to small children but we all know kids can be fascinated by a haircomb so this is where the parents job comes in. I’m just wishing Florida would come together a bit more when making such important decisions, I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, think about it.

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