Florida officials will finally begin accepting applications for a long-awaited new medical marijuana business license reserved especially for a Black farmer.
One vertically integrated permit will be up for grabs, following an emergency rule enacted by the Legislature in October, and the state health department will accept applications for the license March 21-25, the News Service of Florida reported.
The new license was required under a 2017 law passed by the Florida Legislature and is connected to a 1981 discrimination case that found Black farmers were disadvantaged in the state by federal officials.
The $146,000 license
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