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Medical Cannabis Dispensary License

The licensing requirements for a Florida Medical Cannabis Dispensaries will be complicated, onerous and tedious.

SB 1030, The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 allows for five companies to be licensed to cultivate, process, and dispense low-THC cannabis. These companies would be based in four (4) corners of the state, and one (1) in the center of the state. SB 1030 only allows for the dispensing of non-smokable forms of low-THC cannabis, such as oil-based extracts.

Graham Law Group will assists you in obtaining a valid license for your medical cannabis dispensary in Florida.

The Florida Department of Health will issue regulations and application instructions for cultivation centers, processing facilities, and dispensaries. While no one knows for certain what these regulations will require, by looking to other states and the text of Senate Bill 1030 we can predict which elements will be required. If an organization intends to file right when the application process opens, they should prepare these materials as soon as possible, with the assistance of Graham Law Group.

The Current proposed regulations from the Department of Health, related to Senate Bill 1030, are burdensome and only those that seek legal advice from well versed law firms like Graham Law Group will be able to maneuver through the labyrinth of rules and regulation.

The draft regulations set forth even tighter requirements to obtain one of the 5 coveted dispensary licenses. These proposed DOH rules are a sneak preview of what to come in January 2015

The highlights of the proposed regulations include:

  • Written application
  • Written business plan
  • Written security and safety plan
  • Written quality assurance plan
  • Written documentation demonstrating the applicant’s ability to obtain and maintain the premises, facilities, resources, and personnel necessary to operate as a dispensing organization.
  • Proof of compliance or the ability to comply with the current local and state building codes, fire codes and electric codes.
  • Written documentation that the applicant has the ability to maintain accountability of all raw materials, finished products, and any byproducts by submission of an inventory control plan that meets the requirements of this chapter.
  • Written documentation that the applicant possesses an infrastructure reasonably located to dispense low-THC cannabis derivative products to registered patients in the state.
  • Written documentation that the applicant has the experience, equipment, training, ability and personnel necessary to safely manufacture or produce low-THC cannabis derivative products that will be ingested by qualified registered patients.
  • Written documentation that the applicant has the experience, equipment, training, ability and personnel necessary to safely manufacture or produce low-THC cannabis derivative products that will be ingested by qualified registered patients.
  • Written financial statement
  • $5 million performance bond
  • Level-2 background screening
  • Written documentation that the organization employs a medical director

Graham Law Group can guide you through the medical marijuana licensing process, assisting with document preparation, background check, business plans, bonds, real estate investing, zoning and permitting and much more..

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