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OMMU Weekly Update

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) continues to focus on the health and safety of Florida’s families and is dedicated to ensuring patients have safe access to low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana. We are pleased to provide this weekly update on the DOH Office of Medical Marijuana Use’s (OMMU) diligent work implementing the many requirements in Amendment 2 and those set by the Florida Legislature in section 381.986, F.S. (2018). The Department of Health has appealed the April 11, 2018, order entered by Judge Karen Gievers regarding home grow. Judge Giever’s order lifting the stay only applies to the Plaintiff, Joseph Redner. The department has filed a motion to reinstate the stay. At this time, there has been no change to the general prohibition on home grow. The department remains committed to ensuring that all medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis is dispensed according to the law.

Join the Florida Department of Health in recognizing April as National Minority Health Month. The 2018 Minority Health Month theme is “Partnering for Health Equity,” which provides an opportunity to highlight the partnerships that help reduce disparities in health and health care.

The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn and age have significant impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families and their communities. To ensure Floridians in all communities have opportunities to achieve healthier outcomes, the department has chosen health equity as one of the priority health areas in the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), which will guide strategic health interventions for the next five years.

To find out how the department is working with state and local agencies to promote opportunities for vulnerable individuals and their communities, visit the Florida SHIP website.

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