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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

State officials have found a rare neurological disease in a six-year-old beef cow in Florida. 

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is regrouping after a data breach under its roof.  The commissioner, who is also running for higher office, is working to allay concerns.

Legislative Panel Questions Proposed Pot Rule

Sep 3, 2014

A legislative panel that plays a key role in overseeing state agencies has joined the chorus of critics seeking changes to a proposed soup-to-nuts rule setting up Florida's new medical-marijuana industry.

A 19-page letter from the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee to the Department of Health's general counsel questions nearly every aspect of the proposed rule, beginning with who would be allowed to apply for one of five licenses to grow, manufacture and distribute a type of cannabis approved during this year's legislative session.