May 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 11 | Friday May 25, 2018
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The Florida Department of Health is committed to ensuring qualified patients have safe, reliable access to low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana. In an effort to better serve patients, the department is streamlining the medical marijuana identification card application process.

It wasn't so long ago that Florida did not have any lab testing regulations for the medical cannabis market. Now, EVIO Labs, a life sciences company focused on analyzing cannabis as a means for improving quality of life, has opened a lab in Broward County, with another opening scheduled for Gainesville in March. 

Curaleaf has opened its dispensary in Lake Worth as the company continues to deliver on its mission to provide access to the highest standards of top quality and reliable medical cannabis products in a safe, compassionate and knowledgeable environment. 

Last fall, Christopher Martinez, Co-Founder and President of EVIO Labs Florida, set out with a vision to bring clean and safe cannabis to the patients of Florida. EVIO Labs Florida is the first medical cannabis testing laboratory with ISO 17025 accreditation.

As a child, Stephanie Myers vividly remembers the “This is Your Brain on Drugs” anti-drug PSA sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America in the 1980s. Those PSAs and the image of the egg in a frying pan, representing drugs and your brain, became a cultural phenomenon. 

Recently, the Canadian government and the 10 provinces agreed on a deal on how to split a proposed federal tax on the sales of marijuana once the drug is legalized.

You could hear the cheers throughout the Florida marijuana industry on June 23, 2017, when Governor Rick Scott signed SB8A in to law. While the bill drew its fair share of critics with some of its limitations (more on that later), things were going to happen 

The Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) top priority is the health and safety of Florida’s families. Through the DOH Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), we are working diligently every day to implement the many requirements in Amendment 2

In the August issue, we highlighted Reliq Health Technologies (RHT.V) (RQHTF) as a cannabis investment opportunity and since then, the company has been nothing short of an execution story.

Sun Valley Certification Clinic has turned the once grueling process of getting a medical marijuana card into a clinical and professional experience. 

“Our facilities operate, look and smell like a family doctor’s office, with a team of physicians and medical staff onsite at each of our locations five to six days a week,” notes Dustin Klein
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