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2 4 6 8 10 12 14 DRAFT 7-22-16 ORDINANCE NO. 2016-_ AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF ORANGE COUNTY; PROHIBITING ANY AND ALL MEDICAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES DURING THE MORATORIUM PERIOD FOR ANY PROPERTY WITHIN ANY UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF ORANGE COUNTY; ADOPTING FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE 16 WHEREAS, in 2014, the Florida Legislature passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, codified at Section 381.986, Florida Statutes (the "Compassionate Use Act"), which legalized 18 the cultivation, processing, and dispensing of "Low-THC Cannabis," as defined by Section 381.986( I)( e), Florida Statutes, by a licensed dispensing organization for "Qualified Patients," as 20 defined by Section 381.986(1)(h); and 22 WHEREAS, in 2016 the Florida Legislature amended the Right to Try Act, codified at Section 499.0295, Florida Statutes, which amended the Compassionate Use Act and legalized the 24 cultivation, production, and dispensing of "Medical Cannabis," as defined by Section 381.986(1)(t), Florida Statutes, and derivative products by a licensed dispensing organization to 26 "Eligible Patients," as defined by Section 499.0295, Florida Statutes; and 28 WHEREAS, to date, the Department of Health has authorized six "Dispensing Organizations," as defined by Section 381.986( I )(b), Florida Statutes, throughout the state of 30 Florida; and 32 WHEREAS, in November of this year, Florida voters will decide whether to amend the Florida Constitution to legalize the cultivation, production, and dispensing of Medical Cannabis 34 for a broader population of eligible patients; and 36 WHEREAS, Florida laws relating to the cultivation, production, and dispensing of Low-THC cannabis, Medical Cannabis, and their respective derivative products are rapidly 38 changing, raising substantial questions about whether cannabis-related land uses may have deleterious and negative secondary etTects on surrounding land uses and communities; and 40 642

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