Missouri: Voter Initiated Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect

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MISSOURI: Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical cannabis. Under the program, Read the full article…

Businesses Poised For Legalized Medical Marijuana Are Undeterred By Failure Of Florida Referendum

Pro-marijuana supporters are now looking at the Legislature to as a way to legalize medicinal marijuana.

FLORIDA:  The scene was similar to a gold-rush bonanza: Cottage industries were springing up, ready to provide supplies. Seminars were taking place on how to make money off the new crop, and lots of high-falutin’ financial figures were being thrown around. Then the bonanza became fool’s gold when Florida voters fell short Nov. 4 of Read the full article…

Amendment 2 Fails: Medical Marijuana Remains Illegal In Florida

Medical marijuana remains illegal after Amendment 2 received just 57 percent of the required 60 percent supermajority needed to pass the constitutional amendment.

FLORIDA:  Medical marijuana remains illegal after Amendment 2 received just 57 percent of the required 60 percent supermajority needed to pass the constitutional amendment. If the amendment had passed, Florida would have joined 23 other states and the District of Columbia in making marijuana usage for medicinal purposes legal. Amendment 2 was arguably one of the Read the full article…

What Will Voters Do? Down To The Wire For Medical Marijuana

Some pollsters are convinced Amendment 2 will get more than 50 percent of the vote, but fall short of 60.

FLORIDA:  Amendment 2 is a toss-up instead of a shoo-in. The poll numbers for the measure to legalize medical marijuana have been see-sawing over the past few months, but the percentage in favor has been dropping. The latest poll Thursday showed 59 percent in favor. A poll on Wednesday showed 50 percent in favor. That’s Read the full article…

Florida Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Projected To Fail

With only days remaining until the election, a powerful eight percent of undecided voters might hold the key to whether or not this ballot initiative passes or fails to receive the mandatory 60 percent support needed to make a change to the State of Florida’s constitution.

FLORIDA:  The constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is proving to be less popular than projected by supporters who claimed that amendment would find broad support, crossing political, racial and age lines. TV ads and sheriffs speaking out against the amendment may be the major contributor to the amendment falling short. TBT has the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Is “Done” According to Latest Poll

With Election Day exactly one week away, it's not looking great for medical marijuana legalization.

FLORIDA:  Last week news broke that Amendment 2 was in serious danger of not getting the necessary 60 percent in order to pass. And now, with Election Day exactly one week away, another poll says it’s still not looking great for medical marijuana legalization. Gravis Marketing, a PR firm based in Winter Springs, conducted its own automated Read the full article…

Medical marijuana: Florida Parents Fight To Help Children Suffering With Seizures

Florida’s march into the world of medical marijuana is fraught with differing opinions by legislators, medical professionals and patients.

FLORIDA:  Nicolas Peruyero was 8 years old, blind and unable to walk or talk when his mother saw a documentary about the benefits of medical marijuana and its promise to reduce seizures. For a few moments, Nancy Peruyero imagined what Nicolas’ life might be like without the relentless myoclonic seizures every day. And for the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Debate Focuses On What Is An Approved Drug, And Language Of Proposed Amendment

Opponents argue that medical marijuana isn’t needed because an FDA-controlled version is already available.

FLORIDA:  Voters will consider making Florida the 24th state and the first in the South to approve a comprehensive medical marijuana program, but opponents argue a synthetic form of marijuana already offers medical relief that’s controlled by the Food and Drug Administration. The debate over medical marijuana in Florida has raged between supporters who cast Read the full article…

How Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment Managed To Plunge South

Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, when state-regulated retail shops open later this year.

FLORIDA:  In April, Amendment 2 looked indestructible. Poll after poll gave it upward of 80 percent in voter approval. Then all of a sudden the cracks began to show. Numbers dipped slightly. And by May, anybody who says he couldn’t see the medical marijuana amendment‘s steep slide coming wasn’t looking very hard. Strong Amendment 2 Read the full article…

Despite Rhetoric In Marijuana Debate, Legislature Controls Its Safety

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FLORIDA:  Here’s the little secret that neither side of the Amendment2 debate over medical marijuana is talking about: The Florida Legislature controls its fate. You don’t hear it from opposition groups, who warn that legalizing medical marijuana will endanger children, spawn pot shops on every street corner and become the state’s next pill mill fiasco. Read the full article…