After being mired in administrative proceedings for months, the Florida Department of Health finally appears ready to begin reviewing applications from nurseries seeking one of five licenses to grow medical marijuana in the state.  Each license will be awarded in one of five geographical regions and will entitle the nurseries to grow a low-THC strain of marijuana, commonly called “Charlotte’s Web.”  Applications were due on July 8 and the Department has indicated that twenty-seven applications were timely filed:  seven from the Central Region; six each for the Northeast and Southwest Region; five for the Southeast; and four for the Northwest Region.  Two applications were ultimately rejected by the Department as being filed untimely, a determination which may be appealed.  Neither the 2014 legislation authorizing the program nor rules adopted by the Department in June provide a date by which the Department must issue the licenses.