State to set rules on approved strain of medical marijuana

Health officials to explore how to sell, grow 'Charlotte's Web'

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida will try to set the rules on exactly how a strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web is going to be grown and sold in the state.

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Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that will allow doctors to use marijuana to treat a specific set of illnesses. However, under the law, people growing it will have to have a special license.

The Department of Health on Monday is holding an all-day workshop in Tallahassee to figure out how the marijuana will be grown and sold to patients.

The measure is different from the medical marijuana bill voters will decide on in November, which would allow a much larger variety of marijuana to be sold to anyone in the state, with a prescription.

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