Law Enforcement Backs Legalizing Marijuana In Florida

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and the ACLU said 40 percent of all drug arrests are related to marijuana.

FLORIDA:  The fight to legalize marijuana continues in Florida, but this time, some law enforcement officials are supporting the idea. At the Collier County Library located off Airport Road, a small group gathered to discuss the benefits of recreational and medical marijuana. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and the ACLU said 40 percent of all drug arrests are related to marijuana. They believe law Read the full article…

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…

Police Organization Wants Marijuana Legalized In Florida

FLORIDA: Ray Strack worked as a U.S. Customs special agent on JFK International Airport’s drug squad in New York during his 27-year career. He constantly busted people — two per day on average — who were attempting to smuggle narcotics into the country. But today, the now-retired Strack is working to get drugs legalized. As a 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…

Recreational Marijuana On 2016 Florida Ballot? Petition Needs 683,000 Signatures

FLORIDA: Regulate Florida, a political committee that wants to amend the Florida constitution to legalize and regulate adult use of marijuana for recreational use, has been given the go-ahead by the Department of State, Division of Elections to work on getting its initiative placed on the 2016 elections ballot. This means that Florida voters could potentially Read the full article…

Here’s What’s New In Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment

Medical marijuana is close to being back in the hands of Florida voters, but this time the amendment has new wording.

FLORIDA:  Medical marijuana is close to being back in the hands of Florida voters, but this time around, the amendment has new wording. Here’s what’s new, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager of medical marijuana organization United for Care: The original amendment allowed five medical marijuana patients per caregiver, but now it says the Department 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…

Medical Marijuana Group Raises $770,000 To Get On Ballot

A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July as it tries to collect enough petition signatures to get on the November 2016 ballot.

FLORIDA:  A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July, buoyed by contributions from its leader, Orlando attorney John Morgan, according to a newly filed finance report. “People United for Medical Marijuana” raised $770,534 during the month and spent $756,419, as it tries to collect enough Read the full article…

Hallandale Beach Decriminalizes Marijuana Possesion

Hallandale Beach is officially the first city in Broward County that will punish marijuana violations with a fine instead of an arrest.

FLORIDA:  Hallandale Beach is officially the first city in Broward County that will punish marijuana violations with a fine instead of an arrest. On Wednesday night, Hallandale Beach Commissioners unanimously approved a new measure that will make marijuana possession a civil offense rather than a criminal one. Anyone caught with 20 grams of pot or Read the full article…