Tag Archives: Department of Health

Challenges Pile Up Over Pot Licenses

The Florida Department of Health received 13 petitions from nurseries challenging the medical-marijuana licenses that were granted to five nurseries. Loop’s Nursery, Plants of Ruskin, Tornello Landscape, Redlands Nursery, Dewar's, and McCrory's Sunny Hill Nursery on Monday joined three other nurseries that filed petitions late last week challenging the awarded licenses. The nurseries filed the petitions because they believe the department did not allow them to defend their presentations before the licenses were awarded.

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State Faces Challenges On Marijuana Licenses

Perkins, TropiFlora and Gainesville-based San Felasco Nurseries, which were rejected by health officials for medical-marijuana licenses, are challenging the licenses granted to Florida's first "dispensing organizations." The deadline for appeals is Monday.

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University of Florida Agrees To $19.8 Million Federal Settlement

The University of Florida is involved in a federal settlement to repay nearly $20 million to the United States government. The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement Friday afternoon in allegations that the university “improperly charged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for salary and administrative costs …

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House, Senate Still Stuck in Health Debate

Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.

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UF increases emphasis on alcohol safety

The University of Florida is cracking down on alcohol policies after autopsy results for a UF student confirms traces of alcohol abuse. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol poisoning was responsible for Molly Ammon’s death over spring break. Department of Health Education Associate Professor Virginia Dodd says UF is …

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