Florida Medical Marijuana Regulators Withdraw Licensing Fee Rule

Florida Medical Marijuana Regulators Withdraw Licensing Fee Rule

The Department of Health rescinded a proposed "supplemental licensing fee."

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July 11, 2018
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State regulators have given up for now on a contentious rule requiring a hefty fee from medical marijuana suppliers.

The Department of Health, which regulates the drug through its Office of Medical Marijuana Use, had first proposed in April a “supplemental licensing fee” of $174,844 from each provider.

But the office on Monday, without explanation, announced it was withdrawing the proposed fee from further consideration.

It already had drawn a legal challenge from Liberty Health Sciences, a state-licensed “medical marijuana treatment center” (MMTC).

Its lawyer had argued the state set the fee too high.

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