Florida Department of Health

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

State health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida’s first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.

18 hours ago

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Judge To Decide Dispute About Special-Needs Children

An administrative law judge is considering a challenge to the Florida Department of Health involving the eligibility of children for a state program that provides specialized medical care.

08/25/2015

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Florida DOH: Tattoo Ink Used In Miami-Area Linked To Infection

Health officials are warning tattoo-seekers after certain inks have been linked to infection.

08/06/2015

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Florida Health Officials Host Online Summer Camp

Can’t afford to send your kids to summer camp? Too hot to play camp games outside all day? Florida health officials have a solution.

08/02/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rejected Medical Pot Applications Likely To Be Challenged

Even before selecting five nurseries to become Florida’s first legal pot producers, Department of Health officials will face a challenge from at least one grower whose application was tossed out because it was late.

07/24/2015

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Florida DOH Confirms Year’s First Case Of West Nile Virus

The Florida Department of Health wants Floridians and visitors to protect themselves from mosquitoes as the first case of West Nile virus illness for the year has been confirmed.

07/24/2015

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Floridians Urged To Avoid Leprosy-Infected Armadillos

Cases of leprosy, a long-lasting infection caused by bacteria, are up in Florida—and experts are saying armadillos are to blame.

07/21/2015

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Florida DOH Offers Free Back-To-School Immunizations

What do some students dislike more than actually going back to school? Getting a shot at the doctor’s office. But for children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade, chances are they are due for a vaccine to meet requirements for school entry.

07/14/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Nurseries Seek Piece Of New Pot Industry

Florida health officials say they’ve received 28 applications for firms wanting to cultivate and distribute non-euphoric cannabis.

07/08/2015

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Families Challenge Children’s Removal From Specialized Medical Care

The families of four Florida children with special health-care needs have filed a challenge to a new state process that removed them from a program providing services to medically fragile kids.

06/26/2015

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