Florida's medical cannabis program has grown 71% in the past two years

According to the official in charge of Florida’s medical cannabis program, the number of active patients has increased by 71% over the past two years.

Christopher Kimball, the Director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, provided statistics to the Florida House Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee Tallahassee as they discussed the medical cannabis industry in the Sunshine State.

Kimball told the committee what the office is doing to ensure patients are receiving safety-tested medical cannabis and that it does not end up in the hands of children.

Kimball said that applications submitted by caregivers to access medical cannabis for their clients has increased over the past two calendar years by 46%, and overall, the number of applications has averaged an additional 100,000 applications each year.

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