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…

Hallandale Beach Florida Has Approved Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Hallandale Lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill for marijuana decriminalization.

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

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…

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

On July 15, Monroe County commissioners will discuss whether to follow Miami-Dade's and decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

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

With Miami-Dade taking the first step in making it a civil offense for anyone caught with marijuana this week, Broward County isn't far behind.

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

“We have better things to do with our police resources,” said Commissioner Sally Heyman, sponsor of the ordinance. “For goodness’ sakes, we don't have to destroy the lives of so many.”

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

It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root.

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…