Medical marijuana administrators seek additional funding as industry demand grows

  • The Florida Department of Health allocated an additional $6.2 million for the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) in its legislative budget request for the next fiscal year 
  • The OMMU made the request under the expectation that patient activity will proliferate next year 
  • The funding will be used to hire 31 new full-time employees as well as the subsidization of contracted work

Following a stated expectation of increased patient activity, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) included an additional $6.2 million for the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) in its legislative budget request for the coming fiscal year.

Half of the money would be used to hire 31 extra employees for its Tallahassee headquarters and new regional offices, as first reported by Florida Politics.

The rest is expected to subsidize expenses related to contracted work such as legal consultation, seed-to-sale monitoring, patient documentation services, and license evaluation.

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