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In what could be another delay for Florida’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, a Tallahassee judge agreed Wednesday to block state health officials from moving forward with the application process for highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses.

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Arguing that time “is of the essence,” environmental groups Wednesday requested that a judge lift a stay of a ruling that found state lawmakers did not properly carry out a 2014 constitutional amendment that requires spending on land and water conservation.

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A Florida judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it.

A Leon County circuit judge has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to consider lifting a stay in a case in which Tampa businessman Joe Redner seeks to grow marijuana as part of his treatment for cancer.

Consumer Advocate Seeks To Weigh In On Life Insurance Challenge

Jul 13, 2016
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State Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha'Ron James is seeking to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a constitutional fight about a new law that forces life insurers to take additional steps to determine if policyholders have died.