A Florida medical marijuana dispensary says it’s not violating state law by selling cannabis that could potentially be broken down and made into weed that can be smoked.
Trulieve began selling its first whole-bloom cannabis merchandise earlier this week that’s meant for vaping. The buds in the vaporizer cup, nonetheless, could be also be utilized in bongs, pipes or joints.
Smoking is prohibited although vaping is permitted under state law. Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said the firm has issued warnings that the item should only be used for vaping.
Department of Health spokeswoman Mara Gambinieri said the product was approved by the Office of Compassionate Use but that they’ve been keeping a close watch on this one. Gambinieri added that dispensaries are held to the product descriptions made in uses.
Of organizations that are authorized to sell cannabis being distributed by Florida’s, all six have vaping products. Trulieve is the first that is selling a whole-bloom merchandise. Cannabis that’s ground up is used by other vaping merchandises.
Medical marijuana supporters have recommended for entire-bloom use due to what’s called the entourage effect, which means all of the different compounds are working together instead of individually.
The Legislature needs to ban smoking but John Morgan, the Orlando lawyer who was one of the key figures in getting the amendment passed last November, said he would sue in the event the new rules failed to permit smoking. The rules are supposed to be in place and executed in October.
“For them to not allow smoking, which is the opposite of what the amendment says.
The Legislature is thinking about holding a special session to complete work on a rules bill that collapsed the past week of session. The Department of Health would compose the rules, if they don’t.