Medical Marijuana Soon To Be More Available To Floridians

FLORIDA: With the expansion of Florida’s medical marijuana law taking effect this month, St. Petersburg-based physician and founder of AccessMarijuanaRx, Lora L. Brown MD, will host mobile Compassionate Use medical marijuana clinics throughout the state for patients wanting relief from debilitating diseases or conditions as outlined by the newly passed amendment. Conditions that qualify for low-THC or medical cannabis prescriptions Read the full article…

Law Enforcement Backs Legalizing Marijuana In Florida

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

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

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…

These Parents Are Fighting To Give Pot To Their Kids

FLORIDA: When Moriah Barnhart’s 2-year-old daughter Dahlia was attacked by intense tremors, fever and nausea in May 2013, she rushed the girl to a Tampa emergency room. A week later, after surgery for an aggressive and cancerous brain tumor, Dahlia couldn’t eat, walk or talk. Three weeks later, her left side partly paralyzed, Dahlia was Read the full article…

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

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…

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

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…

Hallandale Beach Florida Has Approved Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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