Weekly enrollment updates are posted by the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use. The last report, issued on April 20, shows 100,576 registered patients. Over 2,500 new patients were accepted from the previous week.
Three thousand are waiting on application processing, the Sun Sentinel reports. One patient, a 77-year-old cancer patient, has also been granted permission by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers, to cultivate his own medical marijuana.
The patient’s doctor informed the court that juiced marijuana works better to keep the patient’s cancer in remission.
Florida’s medical marijuana program is taking off and progressing well, even with a few court battles taking place to make the program more efficient for all patients.