Florida House is seeking to get state action over the state’s medical marijuana program.
While voters had approved medical marijuana back in 2016, it has been a very slow process for the Department of Health to roll out regulations that are required to implement both medical marijuana with low-THC, and traditional marijuana for medical purposes.
It was on Wednesday that the House froze $2.1 million in salary and expenses at the Department of Health for not responding to the concerns of a joint legislative committee over emergency rules regarding medical marijuana.
Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford said to The News Service of Florida, “There have been a number of instances where they have missed deadlines and implementation of the medical marijuana law. They have yet to respond to a number of letters sent to them on behalf of the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee. And so now I think we’ll get their attention that they need to respond to those.”