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Debate over licenses to grow medical marijuana Medical Marijuana Growers

A circuit court has blocked the Florida Department of Health from issuing a medical marijuana growing license reserved for black farmers. Read More

2018-01-02T14:02:21+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Farmer sues over rights to medical marijuana license

The Florida Department of Health was sued on Friday over who gets the Black Farmer's medical marijuana vendors license. By law, licenses have less than two weeks to approve five new companies to grow and sell marijuana. Read More

2018-01-08T00:56:31+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

Rangel: Are scare tactics behind Brevard medical marijuana moratorium?

Brevard County commissioners seem to be afraid of the bogeyman, at least when it's in their backyard. More specifically, 122 feet from Chairman Curt Smith's house and next door to the church where Vice Chair Rita Pritchett works and worships. Read More

2018-01-08T00:56:42+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Guns or medical marijuana? Patients may have to choose

Every gun buyer fills out the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive's form 4473. It asks nine questions about your life like if you're under indictment, have been convicted of stalking, a fugitive from justice, or mentally defective? Read More

2018-01-08T00:56:50+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Need medical marijuana? Here’s what to expect

Hundreds of doctors in Florida are now certified to recommend medical marijuana for patients, and one of the biggest concentrations is in South Florida. Read More

2017-08-16T00:04:25+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Florida Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Legislation

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to implement the medical marijuana amendment voters approved last year. Amendment 2, approved by 71 percent of the voters in November, took effect on Jan. 3 and required that laws had to be in place by July 3 for how patients can qualify and receive the drug. Read [...]

2018-01-08T00:57:17+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Gov. Scott vetoes funding for marijuana research

Among the $409 million in projects vetoed by Governor Rick Scott, there were three items that would have provided over three million dollars to Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Florida. Read More

2018-01-08T00:57:25+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Florida House Makes Progress on Medical Marijuana Bill

A bill to implement Florida's medical marijuana amendment has passed the House of Representatives and is headed to the Senate. Floridians eligible to receive medical marijuana would have to visit a doctor only once every seven months while the number of treatment centers would more than double under a bill passed by the House of [...]

2018-01-08T00:57:32+00:00 May 4th, 2017|