TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is moving forward with the outsourcing of medical marijuana identification cards despite a protest on how the contract was awarded, health officials said Monday.
The Office of Medical Marijuana Use signed a contract on Monday with Veritec Solutions LLC, which it planned on awarding last month.
Automated Health Systems filed an administrative protest of the process but Surgeon General Celeste Phillip has filed an immediate award of a contract in order to avoid any serious danger to public health.
According to the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings website, Automated Health System’s case against the Department of Health has not yet been assigned to an administrative judge and may not be heard until mid-December.
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Source: Cannabis Business TimesFlorida Officials Sign Deal to Outsource Medical Marijuana ID Cards