black farmer Legal Battles Mount Over Marijuana Licenses By By Dara Kam / News Service Florida • Sep 14, 2018 iStock As the values of medical-marijuana operations skyrocket, wrangling over Florida’s limited number of pot licenses continues to escalate. State Moves Forward On Marijuana Licenses By News Service of Florida • Aug 10, 2018 iStock State health officials will hold a workshop Aug. 17 to take input on the application process for new medical marijuana licenses. Black Farmer Drops Lawsuit Over Pot License By News Service of Florida • Apr 6, 2018 Cherie Diez / Tampa Bay Times After Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that resolved the case, a Panama City farmer has dropped a constitutional challenge to a 2017 law that included criteria for awarding a potentially lucrative medical-marijuana license to a black farmer. Judge Halts Black Farmer Marijuana License By News Service of Florida • Dec 29, 2017 tharms5 (Flickr) A Tallahassee judge Thursday ordered health officials to stop the process of granting a marijuana license to a black farmer, one of 10 coveted new pot licenses approved by the Legislature this year.