ORDINANCE 2014-016







Agenda Request Item



Type of Request: Adopt Ordinance (1st Reading)

(Adopt Resolution, Adopt Ordinance (1st Reading) Adopt Ordinance (2nd Reading)

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On October 1, 2014, the City Commission reviewed the issues related to the potential impacts of the possible legalization of the use of medical marijuana, and directed staff and the City Attorney’s office to provide options for regulating of medical marijuana uses.


Description of Action

In June, the governor signed Senate Bill 1030, codified in Florida Statutes as Section 381.986, which legalized the use of a non-euphoric, Low-THC cannabis/marijuana for limited medical use by Florida residents.  The Department of Health has drafted proposed administrative regulations implementing Section 381,986, which impose a number of licensing and operational requirements on the cultivation, processing and dispensing of medical marijuana.  The deadline to complete the rulemaking process is January 1, 2015 but the rule is in draft form and an administrative law challenge of the rules has been filed.


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Constitutional Amendment

Florida Statutes 381.986 – “Compassionate Use of Low-THC Cannabis Act”

Florida Statues 381.987 – addressing public records