Tampa-based orchid grower loses fight for medical marijuana license

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Adobe Stock64990477 5c9005d6081a0 5c9d3ff4d44f2PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESA state appeals court Monday tossed out a Tampa-based orchid grower’s attempt to enter the state’s medical-marijuana market, finding the nursery lacked standing to challenge eight licenses granted by Florida health officials last year.

Louis Del Favero Orchids Inc. challenged a settlement agreement between the Department of Health and firms known in the industry as “one-pointers.”

But a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that Del Favero “was not a party to the joint settlement agreement and had not been denied a license based on any application filed.”

The agreement resolved administrative complaints filed by the eight applicants and whittled the number of licenses expected to be available under a 2017 law aimed at implementing a constitutional…

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