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Board Prepares To Approve Rules For Medical Marijuana

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The Florida Board of Medicine is preparing to vote on rules for doctors recommending medical cannabis.

State health regulators will vote on several medical cannabis regulations this week.

One of the things the board is working on is a consent form to be used statewide. Among other things, the form warns patients against driving or operating machinery while under the influence.

Board members will also consider disciplinary provisions. On the first offense under those guidelines, physicians who improperly recommend cannabis could be placed on probation or have their license revoked, and face fines of one to five thousand dollars.