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

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

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

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

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…

Keys Might Follow Miami-Dade With Citations For Minor Pot Offenses

FLORIDA:  Possessing small amounts of marijuana largely becomes a civil infraction — basically a traffic ticket — in Miami-Dade County by this weekend. On July 15, Monroe County commissioners will discuss whether to follow Miami-Dade’s lead. Commissioner George Neugent put the question on the board’s agenda for its Key West meeting at the Harvey Government Read the full article…

Broward Could Approve Fines For Marijuana In The Coming Weeks

FLORIDA:  With Miami-Dade taking the first step in making it a civil offense for anyone caught with marijuana this week, Broward County Commissioner Martin Kiar is confident Broward isn’t far behind. The new measure, passed Tuesday, will allow Miami cops to issue a citation to anyone caught with 20 grams of pot or less. The person Read the full article…

Miami-Dade Adopts $100 Fine For Pot Possession

FLORIDA:  Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering — issuing a civil citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the criminal system. “We have better things to do with our police resources,” said Commissioner Sally Heyman, sponsor of the ordinance. Read the full article…

Marijuana Grower Licenses Available In Florida

FLORIDA:  In June of last year Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that legalizes the use of low-potency marijuana for medical purposes. On Wednesday of this week the state will begin accepting applications from parties interested in being one of five legal regional growing operations in the state. It won’t be cheap Read the full article…

Holistic Healers Applaud Move To Make Charlotte’s Web Pot Available

FLORIDA:  When Mirabai Cardullo’s husband, Chris Cardullo, was battling kidney cancer that had spread to his liver, she searched for ways to relieve his pain – and looked to cannabis for answers. “I tried to get him (medical) marijuana before he passed. I didn’t want him to be in pain and I tried to inquire Read the full article…

State’s Medical Marijuana Law Clears Legal Hurdle

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…