The Florida Department of Health is holding public workshops in March regarding:
Limiting a patient’s daily dose
3/12/18 Monday (Miami)
3/13/18 Tuesday (Orlando)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Physicians, caregivers, and patients should speak if they are able to.
Remember: Sign in early, speak clearly, dress professionally and tell your story in 2-3 min
Background: Senate Bill 8-A states the department shall quantify by rule a daily dose amount with equivalent dose amounts for each allowable form of marijuana dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center.
A qualified physician may request an exception to the daily dose amount limit however this requires more paperwork and DOH approval.
We want all patients to be able to access the medicine they need and want physicians to feel they are able to give the majority of their patients the proper dose without needing a special exemption for most of them.
Tell Your Story - the products you or your patients use, how much they need and how often plus any other variations you found that worked best for treating each condition
-Dosing is very different for every patient and should be determined by the physician + patient
-Dosing may vary based on a patient’s height, weight and other personal differences
-Dosing may vary based on what strain of medicine, type of product, medical condition, & more
-Dosing may vary from when they first begin, to when they are experienced patients as well as
-Dosing may need to be an amount within a range and not a specific number
-Dosing should cover the majority of experienced users expected dosage with an exemption
-Patients may need more than a standard dose or may need to dose more frequently
-Limiting a patients dose may have unforeseen consequences, especially if some products work better then others and we have never seen an overdose DEATH from medical marijuana
The public workshops will address the DOH’s Notices of Rule Development for:
Rule 64-4.014: Standards for Production of Edibles
Rule 64-4.015: Dosing for Low-THC Cannabis and Medical Marijuana.
March 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Brickell/Downtown, 50 SW 12 Street Miami, FL 33130
March 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs350 S. Northlake Blvd Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Florida for care is a registered 501c(4) Non-Profit
Welcome and Meeting Overview 9:00 – 9:05 AM
II. Florida Statutes, Amendment 2, and Rulemaking Christian Bax, Director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use 9:05 – 9:15 AM
III. Public Comment Regarding 64-4.015, Dosing for Low-THC Cannabis and Medical Marijuana:
i. Dosing specifications for Qualifying Conditions 9:15 - 9:30 AM
ii. Dosing specifications for Low-THC Cannabis 9:30 - 10:00 AM
iii. Dosing specifications for Medical Marijuana 10:00 - 10:15 AM
iv. Dosing specifications by route of administration 10:15 - 10: 30 AM
Break 10:30 - 10:40 AM
V. Public Comment Regarding, 64-4.014 Standards for Production of Edibles
i. Protections from accidental ingestion, and discouraging consumption by children 10:40 - 11:00 AM
ii. Food safety standards for the production of edibles, and sanitation standards including storage, display, and dispensing
11:00 - 11:30 AM
iii. Edible single serving portions, and identifying serving portions 11:30 -11:45 AM
iv. Edible packaging, labeling and universal symbol 11:45 - 12:00 PM
Public participation in this meeting is solicited without regard for affiliation with the Department. Individuals may also submit written comments or exhibits by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 12 to MedicalMarijuanaUse@flhealth.gov or at http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-andservices/office-of-medical-marijuana-use/comment-form/index.html. Please note, under Florida law, public comments are public record.