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Florida health officials are taking the very earliest steps toward rolling out rules to let patients use MMJ after state lawmakers failed to resolve the issue during the final hours of their session earlier this month.


The Department of Health on Thursday published a notice outlining special procedures for them to implement Amendment 2, which passed with 71 percent of the vote last November and allows patients with a list of conditions including HIV/AIDS, cancer and PTSD to access medical cannabis.


DOH faces a quickly approaching deadline of July 3 to write the rules governing what could within a few years be a $1 billion MMJ industry.


It’s not clear when DOH plans to publish draft rules. But under the procedure published Thursday, officials have to give 15-day notice before adopting them. It also allows for a three-day public comment period.

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