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Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner is challenging the state’s medical marijuana laws in court, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Health Department Crafts Medical Marijuana Framework

Jun 20, 2017
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Florida health officials have laid out a new process to implement the voter-approved constitutional amendment broadly legalizing medical marijuana, as they attempt to meet deadlines included in the November ballot measure.

Florida health officials have issued their proposed rules to implement the state's constitutional medical marijuana amendment.

 

Florida lawmakers last week approved rules for the expanded use of medical-marijuana and patients could start treatment in “the next several weeks,” according to one state senator.


Provisions in the medical marijuana legislation approved during last week’s special session are raising eyebrows.  The bill contains language seemingly written to favor specific companies.

Court: Marijuana Investor Information Is Public

Jun 11, 2017
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Information about investors and partners in medical-marijuana businesses is not a trade secret and should be disclosed under Florida's public-records law, an appeals court ruled Friday.

Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Deal

Jun 11, 2017

Florida will have 10 additional marijuana operators — more than double the number of the state's current vendors — within four months, under a medical marijuana proposal approved by lawmakers Friday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he "absolutely" intends to sign the medical marijuana bill passed Friday by the state Legislature.

Associated Press

The Florida Legislature's passage of a bill to enact the state's constitutional amendment expanding the use of medical marijuana has ended one chapter in the battle over setting up regulations for the nascent industry. But pro-pot supporters say it doesn't go far enough.

A state appeals court has decided Florida’s fledgling marijuana industry needs a little more sunshine.

The Southeast Cannabis Conference and Expo kicked off Friday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center with more than 100 exhibitors, including doctors, insurance companies and attorneys.

Legislature Set To Pass Marijuana Compromise

Jun 9, 2017

House and Senate leaders might be divided on issues that forced them to return to the Capitol this week, but they're in agreement about marijuana.

Legislature Moves Forward With Medical Marijuana Deal

Jun 8, 2017
WMFE

After failing to reach agreement during a regular session that ended last month, Florida legislative leaders have struck a deal to put into effect a voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.

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No more than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to open in unincorporated parts of Hillsborough County under new rules passed by commissioners on Wednesday.

Special Session To Include Medical Marijuana

Jun 7, 2017

Florida legislative leaders have struck a deal about carrying out a voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.

Simmering frustration with the Florida Legislature's inability to agree on a framework for the state's constitutional amendment expanding medical marijuana could build if it's not addressed at this week's special session.

Florida’s nascent medical marijuana industry is encouraging state lawmakers to draft a measure implementing amendment two.  If they refuse, the Department of Health will take the lead.

WMFE

Orlando’s first retail medical marijuana shop is opening.

 

Legislators May Take Up Medical Marijuana During Special Session

Jun 5, 2017
Associated Press

Next week's special legislative session focused on funding for education and economic development won't include medical marijuana, at least for now.

Momentum is building for an unusual, do-it-yourself special session on medical marijuana, although the legislator behind it admits he faces long odds.

WMFE

Florida voters overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana last election. Now what?

Health Officials Move Ahead With Medical Marijuana Process

May 26, 2017
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After state lawmakers failed to act, health officials on Thursday laid out a framework for adopting regulations required by a voter-approved constitutional amendment that could make Florida one of the nation's largest medical-marijuana markets.

Management Of Marijuana Operation Changes Hands

May 25, 2017
Cherie Diez / Tampa Bay Times

A Canadian-backed firm will take over management of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, one of Florida's seven medical marijuana operators, the companies announced Wednesday.

Agriculture Commissioner, and Republican candidate for governor, Adam Putnam is adding his voice to the chorus calling for a medical marijuana special session.

Associated Press

Orlando attorney and possible gubernatorial candidate John Morgan says he’s prepared to invest in the medical marijuana industry now that it’s about to expland in Florida.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says it’s frustrating that lawmakers couldn’t agree on how to implement medical marijuana. It’s up to the state department of health to figure out the rules for medical marijuana use after voters approved a constitutional amendment.

Putnam says he would prefer lawmakers to sort out the rules.

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Hillsborough commissioners will consider placing a cap on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that can open in unincorporated parts of the county.

While lawmakers weigh whether to call a special session for medical marijuana, dispensaries are pushing ahead.  One grower is preparing to open its first retail outlet.

Health Officials Look To Halt Smokable Marijuana

May 16, 2017
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The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted.

WMFE

A Florida medical marijuana dispensary says it is not violating state law by selling cannabis that could potentially be broken down and made into pot that can be smoked.

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