Charlotte’s Web hearing set for October

An administrative law judge has scheduled a hearing for mid-October in combined challenges to the Florida Department of Health’s plan for carrying out a new medical-marijuana law.

Judge W. David Watkins last week set the hearing for Oct. 14 and 15 in Tallahassee. Earlier, Watkins had consolidated two challenges filed by nurseries Costa Farms and Plants of Ruskin, Inc. The cases stem from a law passed this spring that allows strains of marijuana low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabadiol, or CBD.

Supporters say the substances can help children with severe forms of epilepsy and some people with other medical conditions. Plants of Ruskin and Costa Farms meet legal requirements to apply for licenses to grow, process and distribute the substances. But they take issue with parts of a proposed rule for carrying out the law and contend, in part, that that department has overstepped its rulemaking authority.

-source: the News Service of Florida