TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Challenges are expected against five nurseries chosen to grow and distribute medical marijuana in Florida.READ MORE: SpaceX To Launch On Halloween If It Tames Toilet Trouble
Monday is the deadline for those administrative challenges to be filed to the Department of Health.READ MORE: Mega Job Fair In Sunrise, Companies Looking To Fill 6,000 Positions
The process of awarding the licenses though has been fraught with legal challenges. Health officials first proposed awarding the licenses via a lottery system, but that was struck down by a judge. A three-person committee was then established to screen applications and select the five nurseries.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The Office of Compassionate Care named the five nurseries Nov. 23rd. In order to qualify, nurseries had to have been in business in Florida for at least 30 years and grown a minimum of 400,000 plants at the time of the application. According to the Office of Compassionate Use, 24 nurseries applied.
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