Medical cannabis edibles are now available in Florida, nearly four years after voters approved the reforms, the Orlando Sentinel reports. State cannabis regulators approved edibles for use in the medical cannabis program last month.
Voters had approved a constitutional amendment to legalize medical cannabis in 2016. Lawmakers included edibles in their version of the law, but the products had been on hold until regulations were developed. Under the rules, edibles are not allowed to be in shapes that could appeal to children or resemble “commercially available candy.” They also cannot include toppings such as icing or sprinkles.
In a statement, Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said it was important to get “non-inhalation options” to patients. Trulieve has the most dispensaries in Florida and has started carrying chocolate bars and brownies.