Florida’s medical marijuana law has been in disarray for several years. Florida Statute Section 381.986 has been challenged in court and has been deemed unconstitutional in many respects; and the rules in Chapter 64-4 promulgated by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (a division of the Department of Health) have been challenged in administrative proceedings on various grounds. Fortunately, there have been some events that are now helping move things along: (1) the DOH has settled lawsuits that were holding up implementation of the law; (2) several bills passed in the 2019 Legislative Session that addressed some of the deficiencies in the law; and (3) the Department of Health is going back to the drawing board to revamp the rules for applying for a medical marijuana treatment center license. The expectation from Governor Desantis is that 7 more medical marijuana treatment center licenses will be approved by the end of 2019; however, this is assuming there are not additional challenges filed after the new rules are promulgated. This complex and capricious legal framework has created various legal and business obstacles for medical marijuana businesses. That’s where we come in. We are your reliable legal and business consultant that will help you navigate through this complex legal terrain and ensure that you are aware of all the risks along the way.