Hillsborough May Ease Marijuana Law For Juveniles

Hillsborough County is moving toward making possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil instead of criminal offense for minors.

FLORIDA:  Hillsborough County is moving tentatively toward making possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil instead of criminal offense for minors. The county’s Juvenile Justice Board agreed recently to appoint a subcommittee to study adding misdemeanor pot possession to a list of offenses eligible for civil citations. If all members of the committee agree, Read the full article…

Black Farmers Say Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law Shuts Them Out

I-502 brought major changes to cannabis in Washington, but those have come about from regulating a system that was never regulated in the first place.

FLORIDA:  Black farmers in Florida say they are being shut out from the state’s emerging medical marijuana trade, and are pushing for changes in the law that would let them break into the limited, legal pot market. Though Sunshine State voters last fall rejected a broad medical marijuana ballot proposal, a more narrow measure (Senate Read the full article…

Florida Lawmakers Hope Attempt To Revive Medical Marijuana Bill Will Succeed

opponents say that the real objective of medical marijuana is to make it easier for people to obtain it for recreational purposes.

FLORIDA:  Lawmakers have revived their plans to quicken the pace of making certain strains of medical marijuana available to Floridians. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, filed an amendment to his medical marijuana bill, giving new life to legislation that had stalled. Lawmakers postponed a vote on the amendment Monday, but Bradley said a solution is Read the full article…

Changes Blooming In Senate Pot Plan

Pot grown at the state-licensed operation can’t be certified as organic because the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t recognize marijuana as a legal crop.

FLORIDA:  The leader of the Senate’s move to jump-start Florida’s medical marijuana industry has agreed to increase the level of euphoria-inducing THC in the limited types of pot allowed under a nearly year-old law. Senate Regulated Industries Chairman Rob Bradley also has signed off on a change to make room for nurseries that don’t meet Read the full article…

“Medical Necessity” Defense In Marijuana Cases Still A Battle In Florida, But More Victories Possible

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

FLORIDA:  When a Broward County jury ruled that 50-year-old Jesse Teplicki was not guilty of growing marijuana earlier this month because his need for medical cannabis outweighed the crime of actually growing the still illegal plant, cannabis reformers rejoiced. The victory meant a precedent was set and more victories cold follow. But arguing the “medical Read the full article…

Poarch Creek Play Pot Hardball As Congressman Says Let’s Just Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

$1 Billion in mj sales predicted for Mass by 2020

FLORIDA:  The Poarch Creek Indians are reportedly playing hardball with the state of Florida over gambling. The ultimatum? Let us offer gaming in Florida or we might consider growing and selling marijuana on our property. That same tactic could easily come into play in Alabama, which is fighting the tribe in court in an effort to shut down Read the full article…

Plan Could Allow Offsite Sales Of Medical Pot

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

FLORIDA:  Pot growers could distribute the non-euphoric medical marijuana authorized by the Legislature at multiple retail locations away from their farms, under the latest proposal discussed by a panel handpicked by state health officials. Patricia Nelson, director of the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use, said Wednesday at a rule-making workshop that she Read the full article…

Florida May Expand Medical-Marijuana Law

Florida may expand the medical marijuana rules allowing for medicine with THC.

FLORIDA:  Floridians can anticipate the Legislature to ponder expanding the state’s new health-related marijuana law to enable for more potent pot that would treat other illnesses, but lawmakers could possibly 1st wait to carry out the statute the state currently has. Final year the Legislature authorized a law that makes it possible for non-euphoric marijuana for 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…

Fight Against Legal Marijuana Is About Money, Not Health

Florida’s failed constitutional amendment to legalize Marijuana for medical use illustrates how money, and not morals, motivated this issue.

FLORIDA:  The Big Q: Who is fighting legalizing Marijuana? The Big A: What the public sees in the fight against legalizing Marijuana is about health, safe communities and children’s future. You do not see any of this but for Big Pharma and Big Tobacco, they fund these anti-Marijuana efforts, it is really about their bottom line. For many years, large corporations Read the full article…