By Gene Wexler
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local attorney is challenging the Florida Department of Health’s proposed regulations for the state’s new medical marijuana industry, which was approved by the legislature last year.
Last week, Jacksonville attorney Ian Christensen filed a challenge in the state Division of Administration Hearings to the rules for implementing the 2014 law that would make the limited “Charlotte’s Web” strain of medical marijuana available. The strain is said to be low in the euphoria-inducing THC chemical and high in cannabidiol, the supposed medicinal parts of the plant.
“It’s a push pull between the pro-medical marijuana community and the State of Florida,” says WOKV legal analyst Mark Rubin.