Another Charlotte’s Web rules challenge dropped

Citing privacy concerns, a trade association has dropped its challenge to proposed regulations that would carry out a 2014 law allowing limited types of medical marijuana in Florida.

Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins on Wednesday formally dismissed the challenge filed by the Medical Cannabis Trade Association of Florida, according to records posted on the state Division of Administrative Hearings website. Watkins’ move came a day after the association gave notice that it was dropping the case because of a ruling that it would have to provide information about the identities of its members.

“Rather than comply with this order that MCTAF (the association) asserts violates its constitutional rights of privacy and association, MCTAF voluntarily dismisses its rule challenge,” the group said in the Tuesday filing.

The association filed one of three challenges to a proposed Department of Health rule that would create a regulatory framework for carrying out the 2014 law. One of the other challenges was tossed out by an administrative law judge last week. The remaining challenge, filed by Master Growers, P.A., and Baywood Nurseries Co., Inc., is scheduled for an April 23 hearing.

source: The News Service of Florida