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

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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…

6 Companies Vie For SW Florida’s Medical Marijuana Business

Six nursery businesses that have applied to be southwest Florida's medical marijuana dispensing organization.

FLORIDA:  The six nursery businesses that have applied to be southwest Florida’s medical marijuana dispensing organization are turning to prominent professionals in the Sunshine State and cultivation experts from Colorado who have experience in the pot-growing industry. The state has been divided into five regions and only one license will be issued per region. Overall, 28 applications were submitted Read the full article…

State’s Medical Marijuana Law Clears Legal Hurdle

While the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana might be legal on a Native American Reservation, South Dakota law still bans it off reservation and for non-Natives.

FLORIDA:  The state’s noneuphoric-medical-marijuana law cleared a major legal hurdle Wednesday when a judge in Tallahassee upheld it, which allows the state to begin licensing marijuana growers this summer. Florida Administrative Hearings Judge David Watkins rejected claims by an Orange County nursery that the state’s proposed rules and regulations were unfairly developed to give advantage Read the full article…

Charlotte’s Web rewrite goes public Tuesday

Pot growers could distribute non-euphoric medical marijuana authorized by the Legislature at multiple retail locations away from their farms.

FLORIDA:  Florida Department of Health officials will reveal their plans for a medicinal marijuana industry  Tuesday at a rule development workshop. The department’s first set of rules to implement the state’s Charlotte’s Web law was thrown out in November by an administrative law judge. DOH officials have been silent about how they intend to resolve the Read the full article…

Judge Rejects Lottery For Florida Medical Marijuana Growers, Orders Health Department To Write New Rules

Judge W. David Watkins of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings rejected the medical marijuana lottery for growers, a decision that could also impact when the marijuana will be available to patients.

FLORIDA:  From the beginning, AltMed, a Lakewood Ranch-based medical marijuana company, has preferred a merit-based selection process over the controversial lottery to pick the nurseries that would grow and dispense this type of cannabis. After an administrative law judge’s ruling on Friday to reject the lottery, AltMed co-executive chairman Michael Smullen said he is “very Read the full article…

Another Challenge To Florida Department Of Health’s Medical Marijuana Rule

The Florida Medical Cannabis Association is challenging the Florida Department of Health's plan for carrying out a new medical-marijuana law.

FLORIDA:  A trade association Wednesday challenged the Florida Department of Health‘s plan for carrying out a new medical-marijuana law, adding to two challenges filed earlier in the week. The Florida Medical Cannabis Association is asking an administrative law judge to reject a department rule unveiled this month. The earlier challenges were filed by nurseries Plants Read the full article…

How Medical Marijuana Would Work In Florida

Sacramento-based MMD Insurance Services — the MMD stands for Medical Marijuana Dispensary — claims to be the first general insurance agency to offer comprehensive insurance for the medical marijuana industry in states that allow the business.

FLORIDA:  Monday’s Florida Supreme Court ruling puts medical marijuana on the November general election ballot. If the proposed constitutional amendment passes by at least 60 percent of the vote, state health officials will have to sort out many details before patients can legally obtain pot. Some specifics, however, are outlined in the proposed amendment. Here Read the full article…

How Medical Marijuana Would Work In Florida

Sacramento-based MMD Insurance Services — the MMD stands for Medical Marijuana Dispensary — claims to be the first general insurance agency to offer comprehensive insurance for the medical marijuana industry in states that allow the business.

FLORIDA:  Monday’s Florida Supreme Court ruling puts medical marijuana on the November general election ballot. If the proposed constitutional amendment passes by at least 60 percent of the vote, state health officials will have to sort out many details before patients can legally obtain pot. Some specifics, however, are outlined in the proposed amendment. Here Read the full article…