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 Amendment 2 (2014), Full Text of Constitutional Changes – Medical Marijuana Production, Possession and Use.

Complete Text of Florida Amendment 2 2014

FLORIDA: Complete Text of Florida Amendment 2 2014: The following is the complete text of the amendment that would be added to the state constitution if Florida Amendment 2 is approved on November 4, 2014. (a) PUBLIC POLICY. (1) The medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver is not subject to criminal Read the full article…

Florida House, Gov. Scott Back Medical Marijuana Bill

“I’m a parent and a grandparent. I want to make sure my children, my grandchildren, have the access to the health care they want. So, I know the House has passed the bill. It’s going back to the Senate. If it passes, I’m going to sign it,” Scott told reporters this evening.

FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott said he will sign a medical marijuana bill poised to pass the Florida Senate, after the measure received overwhelming support today from the House as children whose lives hang in the balance looked on. “I’m a parent and a grandparent. I want to make sure my children, my grandchildren, have the Read the full article…

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Initiative No Slam Dunk

lorida requires a 60 percent majority to amend the state Constitution. Older voters — who usually dominate turnout — favor medical marijuana, but not as strongly as younger voters do.

FLORIDA: Medical marijuana enjoys broad backing in Florida, with polls in the past year indicating that 65 to 70 percent of voters support the idea. But passing a constitutional amendment to legalize medical pot may not be the cakewalk that such numbers suggest. Florida requires a 60 percent majority to amend the state Constitution. Older voters Read the full article…

Florida Republicans Soften Stand On Medical Marijuana

"The quality of his life was undermined by this intense nausea," Gaetz recalls. "Ron Mudd said to me, 'I understand that marijuana might help; can you get me some?' And I did, and it helped."

FLORIDA:  E. Ronal Mudd was a Methodist chaplain who helped open Florida’s first hospice in Jacksonville, then became a cancer patient in it. By 1984, Mudd’s final weeks were consumed with just trying to keep his food down. He asked a friend to get him some marijuana. That friend was Don Gaetz, now the Republican Read the full article…

Charlie Crist On Medical Marijuana In Florida: 'I Will Vote For It'

"This is an issue of compassion, trusting doctors, and trusting the people of Florida," Crist said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post. "I will vote for it."

FLORIDA:  Gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist (D) said he will vote for a November constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida. “This is an issue of compassion, trusting doctors, and trusting the people of Florida,” Crist said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post. “I will vote for it.” Polls show the ballot Read the full article…

Florida Economists Debate Potential Economic Impact of Medical Marijuana

"Your typical tourist, even if they had a condition that might qualify them for it, probably would not avail themselves of it."

FLORIDA: State economists are trying to determine the potential economic impact of medical marijuana in Florida. That’s because there’s currently a petition drive to put an amendment on the 2014 ballot that would allow for some forms of legalized weed. Debate at the state capital Monday focused on how medical marijuana would be taxed, if at all. Currently Read the full article…

Florida Economists Debate Potential Economic Impact of Medical Marijuana

"Your typical tourist, even if they had a condition that might qualify them for it, probably would not avail themselves of it."

FLORIDA: State economists are trying to determine the potential economic impact of medical marijuana in Florida. That’s because there’s currently a petition drive to put an amendment on the 2014 ballot that would allow for some forms of legalized weed. Debate at the state capital Monday focused on how medical marijuana would be taxed, if at all. Currently Read the full article…

Florida Medical Marijuana Proposal To Be Reviewed By Supreme Court

United For Care announced they had obtained over 100,000 signatures in one month, which is more than enough to initiate the first step in getting the initiative on the 2014 ballot: a Supreme Court review of the proposal language.

FLORIDA: Thursday, organizers celebrated a big win for decriminalizing medical marijuana in Florida. United For Care announced they had obtained over 100,000 signatures in one month, which is more than enough to initiate the first step in getting the initiative on the 2014 ballot: a Supreme Court review of the proposal language.