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Legal Battles Mount Over Marijuana Licenses

Sep 14, 2018
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As the values of medical-marijuana operations skyrocket, wrangling over Florida’s limited number of pot licenses continues to escalate.

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State health officials will hold a workshop Aug. 17 to take input on the application process for new medical marijuana licenses. 

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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

Dec 29, 2017
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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.