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Florida's Knox Medical Approved To Dispense Medical Marijuana

By Christie Abagon , Dec 08, 2016 01:33 AM EST
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Florida's Health Department approved Knox Medical to be the fourth organization in the state to distribute low-THC medical cannabis.  The announcement came less than a month before the full legalization of medical marijuana in the state becomes effective. 

Knox Medical Will Do In-Home Delivery Of Medical Marijuana

Knox Medical scored the highest out of all the nurseries that applied for permission to cultivate, process and dispense medical cannabis.  As a result, they were approved to dispense medical pot, and is set to begin in-home deliveries next week. 

Other organizations like Trulieve (Hackney Nursery in Gadsden County) and Alpha Surterra in the Tampa Bay area were approved for medical marijuana distribution in July, while Modern Health Concepts (Costa Nursery Farms in Miami-Dade County) was approved in early September.  Two other organizations are waiting for approval. 

Bruce Knox, co-founder and chief operating officer of Knox Medical, said:  "Ever since Knox Medical was awarded the highest score in Florida to produce medical cannabis, our team of growers, engineers, researchers, and experts have prepared for this exact moment to produce industry leading medicines for patients and their families.  We are honored to have this privilege to serve our fellow Floridians who require compassionate medical relief."

Florida Patients With Debilitating Medical Condition May Obtain Medical Marijuana For Treatment

Florida's Amendment 2 states that patients who suffer from debilitating illness like cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), HIV and AIDS, have access to medical marijuana for treatment.  The amendment was passed November 8 with an overwhelming 6.5 million votes, or 71.2 percent, in favor.

Low-THC medical cannabis will not come in cheap.  The price would be about 17 cents a milliliter, or roughly $100 a bottle.  However, Knox Medical said that they are working with Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and another foundation to make it affordable for patients with financial challenges. 

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