Medical marijuana processing in Florida may be interrupted

TALLAHASSEE — About half of the 13 Florida businesses allowed to grow, process and sell medical marijuana could be suspended from processing cannabis because of a little-noticed deadline in state law requiring food safety inspections — even though edible forms cannot be sold in the state.

The requirement mandates that those medical marijuana treatment centers complete third-party inspections in the first year to ensure “good manufacturing practices” but went largely ignored or unnoticed by some centers because the Department of Health more at