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Board Prepares To Approve Rules For Medical Marijuana

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

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.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.