MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida-based medical cannabis provider, Modern Health Concepts, is expected to begin selling a strain of low-THC cannabis oil called “Haleigh’s Hope” on Monday.
“Haleigh’s Hope,” similar to Charlotte’s Web, is an anti-seizure strain named after Haleigh Cox, a 5-year-old Georgia girl who suffers from a severe seizure disorder called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
The oil contains high quantities of cannabidiol, or CBD, which provides relief to patients suffering from severe epilepsy, seizure disorders and muscle spasticity. Haleigh’s Hope does not contain marijuana’s psychoactive chemicals.
Modern Health Concepts is run by South Miami-Dade’s Costa Farms, one of the five companies the state authorized to begin growing medical marijuana last year, in addition, it’s Florida’s only company licensed to manufacture Haleigh’s Hope.
Haleigh’s Hope oil will be available to qualified patients enrolled in the Department of Health Compassionate Use Registry. The company offers a mobile delivery program as well as appointments at the company’s first dispensary in South Miami-Dade.
Registered patients may schedule appointments online at www.modernhealthconcepts.com.
In early 2017, medical cannabis products will also be ready and MHC will launch additional retail locations next year as well.
In the meantime, Floridians will vote on Amendment 2 in November which would allow medical use of marijuana for a broad range of conditions.
Amendment backers fell just shy of having medical marijuana approved by voters in 2014. The state requires 60-percent approval for constitutional amendments, and the ballot question was supported by 57.6 percent of voters, just short of the 60-percent needed to become law in Florida.