MIAMI (CBSMiami/ NSF) — A group challenged the Florida Department of Health’s plan to carry out a new medical marijuana law.

The Florida Medical Cannabis Association is asking an administrative law judge to reject a department rule unveiled this month.

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Two challenges were already filed earlier in the week.

The earlier challenges were filed by nurseries Plants of Ruskin, Inc., and Costa Farms.

The cases stem from a law passed this spring that allows strains of marijuana low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabadiol, or CBD.

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Supporters said the substances can help children with severe forms of epilepsy and some people with other medical conditions.

Plants of Ruskin and Costa Farms meet legal requirements to apply for licenses to grow, process and distribute the substances. But the association and growers take issue with parts of the rule and contend, in part, that that department has overstepped its rulemaking authority.

Similar to the challenge filed by Plants of Ruskin, the association argued Wednesday that department’s proposals “fail to establish even minimum criteria to evaluate (a license) applicant’s financial, technical and technological ability to securely cultivate and produce low-THC cannabis.”

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report. 

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