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Constitutional Amendment on Medical Marijuana Open Discussion Item Board of County Commissioners June 3, 2014.

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1 Constitutional Amendment on Medical Marijuana Open Discussion Item Board of County Commissioners June 3, 2014

2 Amendment Language Ballot Title: “Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions”  Medical use of marijuana for debilitating diseases or other conditions  Physicians issue certification for use  Caregivers may assist in medical use of marijuana  Department of Health (DOH) will register and regulate Medical Marijuana Treatment Cente rs

3 Amendment Language Ballot Title: “Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions”  DOH will issue identification cards to patients  Prohibits smoking medical marijuana in public places  On-site accommodation not required

4 Staff Workgroup  Staff Workgroup - County Attorney’s Office, Zoning, Health Services, Drug Free Office  Gathering information from law enforcement  Reviewing County Zoning Regulations  Met with LA County District Attorney  Reviewing other local ordinances and County’s Pain Management Clinic Ordinance

5 Proposed Local Ordinances  City of Cocoa Beach – Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers/Marijuana Dispensaries Ordinance Special Exception Use – General Commercial Additional Conditions and Separation Distances Establishes Operating Hours Public Hearing Scheduled for June 5, 2014  City of Maitland – Regulation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Non-Medical Sales and Cannabis Farms Permitted Conditional Use – Commercial District 3 Additional Conditions Discussion of Draft Ordinance – April 28, 2014

6 Proposed Local Ordinances  City of Mount Dora– Regulating Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Dispensing Permitted Conditional Use – Workplace District 2 Additional Conditions and Separation Distances First Public Hearing – May 20, 2014  City of Edgewood– Ordinance Relating to Medical Marijuana Permitted Special Exception Use in Industrial Zoning District Provides Additional Standards for Approval of Special Exception First Public Hearing – May 20, 2014

7 Proposed Local Ordinances  City of Flagler Beach– Regulating to Medical Marijuana Special Exception Use - Highway Commercial District Additional Conditions and Separation Distances Prohibited Use – Non-medical Marijuana and Cannabis Farms in all Zoning Districts First Reading – June 12, 2014

8 Proposed Timeline  July Staff work session with Board  August/September 2014 – Local Planning Agency (County P&Z) must review any ordinance for consistency with the County comprehensive plan  September/October 2014 – If applicable, ordinance will be set for two public hearings before the Board  November 4, 2014 – Citizens vote on ballot initiative

9 Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act “Charlotte’s Web” SB Cannabis  Patients and legal representative possess & purchase low-THC cannabis  Suffering from cancer or other medical condition produces seizures  Creates standard of care  Physicians must complete 8-hour course by FMA or FOMA  DOH will monitor physician registration & ordering low-THC cannabis  Creates penalties – 1 st degree misdemeanor

10 Compassionate Use Registry  DOH will create registry by Jan 2015  Access by physicians, law enforcement and dispensers  Physicians responsible for registering patients  Dispensers must check registry before dispensing low-THC cannabis  Dispensers must update the registry after dispensing to patient

11 Dispensing Organizations  DOH will authorize five dispensing organizations - Jan 1, 2015 Cultivate, process and dispense low-THC cannabis Nurseries registered with Department of Agriculture and been in business 30 years All owners, managers, staff fingerprinted & pass Level 2 background screening Licensed Physician serves as Medical Director Financial requirements Approximately 39 registered nurseries


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