Vertical Integration


Vertical Integration

The Patients and Producers Alliance believes that the Florida constitution does not allow for the Legislature to require vertical integration of medical marijuana treatment facilities.  

The vertically integrated structure limits access for patients by limiting the ability to make medical marijuana available. The constitution clearly states that a medical marijuana treatment center only has to do one of the enumerated activities (acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes, transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana) to qualify for registration.  The competitive licensure process is contrary to the plain meaning of the Constitution.