- Florida authorities have authorized the sale of edible marijuana.
- The move comes four years after Florida also passed the legalization of medical marijuana.
- Some edible marijuana products that may be sold in Florida are chocolates, jellies, and powdered beverages.
Edible marijuana is now legal in Florida, whose authorities announced that it may be sold in jellies and chocolates, among other products.
Four years after Florida voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana, the state Department of Health just gave the green light to the sale of the substance in edible products.
Edible marijuana articles in Florida must indicate that they contain THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in this drug, explained the Efe news agency on Friday night.
“As of August 27, 2020, edibles have been made available as a route of administration for Medical Marijuana Patients (MMJ),” the Florida Compassionate Care Center wrote this Friday with “relief” on its website.
“After a long wait, MMJ patients in Florida are finally getting groceries!” The medical organization noted.
Among the modalities that can be sold in certain dispensaries are gelatins, baked products, chocolates and powdered drinks, the state Health Department detailed in a guide cited by Efe.
According to state law, the body authorized to issue food permits to Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC) is the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
This last entity highlights on its website that “edibles are defined by Florida law as food (…) made with marijuana oil, but not with another form of marijuana.”
The new measure takes effect more than a year after the state approved the medicinal use of cannabis for smoking.