Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Florida approves Winter Garden nursery to grow medical marijuana

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM

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Winter Garden's Knox Nursery was one of five nurseries in Florida approved by the state Department of Health to grow and sell medical marijuana on Monday. 

Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill for Charlotte's Web, a non-euphoric strain of marijuana that treats conditions like epilepsy and cancer, into law last year. Since then, the drug and growers have been bogged down in red tape and litigation. 

Growers in the other portions of the state include: Hackney Nursery Company for the Northwest Region; Chestnut Hill Tree Farm for the Northeast Region; Alpha Foliage for the Southwest Region; and Costa Nursery Farms for the Southeast Region. 

The growers have 10 business days to post a $5 million performance bond for the license, according to a press release from the Department of Health. If applicants miss the deadline, the applicant with the next highest score in that region will be selected. Nurseries have 75 days to request cultivation authority and they must begin cultivating the low-THC cannabis within 210 days. 

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