Alternet has published an incredibly thorough and detailed examination of questions related to how Florida has awarded licenses to cultivate and dispense high-CBD cannabis. The article is a condemnation of how Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has handled the process, and suggests that the licenses have been handed out to politically connected entities with questionable qualifications.
There are allegations that some license holders, such as Surterra Therapeutics, have engaged in misrepresentation and plagiarism in their applications. There is also an interesting examination of the political contributions and connections of several license holders.
As the vote on Amendment 2 approaches and the possibility of a much larger medical marijuana market is on the horizon, articles like the one published in Alternet are extremely important in determining how fair the dispensary licensing process is. Will politicians continue to put profit before patients?
If you have an interest in how Florida is implementing its medical cannabis system, as a patient or an entrepreneur, then you really should read the Alternet article.
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