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There’s a lot of confusion in Florida when it comes to medical marijuana.

There are existing laws, Amendment 2 that was passed by voters but still needs to go through the legislature, and somewhere in between, the Florida Department of Health is issuing rules.

New medical marijuana provisions are in effect as of today.  The change expands the range of eligible conditions and patients in Florida.  But as the Department of Health develops new regulations, it could find itself between a rock and a hard place.

Florida voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state’s constitution expanding the availability of medical marijuana.

That’s two years after lawmakers passed the state’s first medical cannabis law.


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Now that Florida voters have passed a medical marijuana constitutional amendment, some are already asking: Is recreational marijuana next?