Florida Lawmakers Struggle With Medical Marijuana Bill

SB 460), sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, that would allow marijuana for patients with terminal conditions.

FLORIDA: A Senate panel this week will take up a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana, as lawmakers continue to grapple with whether to go beyond a 2014 law that approved a limited form of cannabis. The Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled Thursday to take up the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Advocates Hoping To Extend Use

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

FLORIDA: Calling the state’s issuance of five medical marijuana cultivation licenses inadequate, advocates for patients and nurseries are redoubling their efforts to expand the list of ailments that qualify for treatment with low-potency marijuana. A non-euphoric strain of marijuana popularly known as ‘Charlotte’s Web’ has been found to effectively treat patients suffering from a severe Read the full article…

Florida Medical-Marijuana Applicants Foresee Stores, Door-To-Door Service

“We’re really strong financially," Hank said.  "We’ve received or have pledged to us more than $500,000.”

FLORIDA: Eight companies vying to become the first in Central Florida to produce medical marijuana are proposing a wide range of retail options, from one central dispensary with delivery services to more than a dozen retail stores. The Florida Department of Health is reviewing applications to decide which one will be licensed for the Central Read the full article…

“Florida Cannabis Act” Would Legalize Marijuana

Sensible Florida and an associated group, Regulate Florida. Together, they have developed a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults.

FLORIDA: Michael Minardi is on a mission to make recreational marijuana legal in Florida next year. Asked how he would do that, considering that a ballot measure to legalize just medical marijuana didn’t pass in 2014, he says, “We’re going to use science, and we’re going to use stats.” Minardi is a West Palm Beach attorney Read the full article…

Hallandale Beach Florida Has Approved Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Hallandale Lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill for marijuana decriminalization.

FLORIDA: Hallandale Lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill for marijuana decriminalization.  Miami- Dade started the trend with Miami Beach, Key West and now Hallandale Beach has followed suit. Police will have the option to fine individuals $100 if caught with a 20 grams or less of marijuana instead of jail time. Florida cities are steaming ahead towards legalizing medical marijuana in 2016

Miami-Dade Adopts $100 Fine For Pot Possession

“We have better things to do with our police resources,” said Commissioner Sally Heyman, sponsor of the ordinance. “For goodness’ sakes, we don't have to destroy the lives of so many.”

FLORIDA:  Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering — issuing a civil citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the criminal system. “We have better things to do with our police resources,” said Commissioner Sally Heyman, sponsor of the ordinance. Read the full article…

Fla. low-THC medical marijuana law passes major hurdle

Florida's Department of Health has been the agency in the charge of implementing Charlotte's Web. They're expected to take applications from eligible growers within three weeks. Under the law, only five will be chosen to sell it.

FLORIDA:  We’ve shared their emotional stories. Parents from all over the state have been waiting. Waiting to get their hands on Charlotte’s Web, a low-THC form of medical marijuana, to treat illnesses their children have such as epilepsy, seizures and cancer. Finally, on Wednesday they got an answer when a judge threw out a lawsuit Read the full article…

Meet The Money Men Behind Medical Marijuana

Orlando attorney John Morgan, 58, has given $4.7 million and is leading the charge to pass Amendment 2.

FLORIDA: Spurred by deeply personal connections to drug use, two wealthy men have emerged as the biggest players in the debate over medical marijuana in Florida. For John Morgan, an Orlando trial attorney who has spent $4.7 million on the pro-pot campaign, the motivation comes from a younger brother who has been paralyzed for decades. Illegal Read the full article…

Republicans Jump Into Florida Campaign Against Medical Marijuana

Deep-pocketed Republicans have since jumped into the battle. The Drug Free Florida campaign, which opposes the amendment, has raised $2.7 million, including a $2.5 million contribution from Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a major Republican donor.

FLORIDA: The stakes are getting higher – politically and financially – in Florida’s heated campaign over a November referendum to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. The latest financial reports by the two main groups fighting the legalization of medical marijuana show a total of more than $7.7 million has been raised to oppose the constitutional Read the full article…

US Supreme Court Reject’s Florida Drug Testing Appeal

The decision by the nation's highest court means that the ruling by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals finding the plan unconstitutional stands.

FLORIDA: The US Supreme Court Monday declined to review a lower court ruling that found unconstitutional Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) plan to randomly drug test state employees. The decision by the nation’s highest court means that the ruling by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals finding the plan unconstitutional stands. The drug test-happy governor Read the full article…