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Central Florida pushes back on medical pot shops

Orange County, Orlando and Winter Garden suspended approval of medical pot outlets

September 03, 2016 01:37PM

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State law permits the use of non-euphoric marijuana to treat children with seizures.

State law permits the use of non-euphoric marijuana to treat children who have seizures.

Orange County imposed a nine-month moratorium on the issuance of development permits for medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Two municipalities in Central Florida, Orlando and Winter Garden, previously imposed temporary bans on the establishment of such dispensaries.

Counties and municipalities can limit the number of medical marijuana outlets within their border if their actions don’t violate state law. In 2014, the Florida Legislature legalized a non-euphoric type of marijuana to treat children who suffer from seizures. In November, Floridians will vote on a proposal to legalize the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for other illnesses. [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth

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