Half-Million Floridians Might Be In Line For Medical Marijuana

So far, 33 Floridian physicians have completed the required low-THC cannabis continuing medical education courses provided online by the Florida Medical Association.

FLORIDA: Nearly a half-million Floridians could be getting a legitimate high if voters approve a constitutional amendment making medical marijuana legal. In the first of three estimating conferences dealing with the financial impact of the medical marijuana amendment, state economists on Monday learned that more than 1.6 million Floridians would be eligible for the treatment, according Read the full article…

Miami Beach Sets Straw Vote For Medical Marijuana In November

Medical marijuana activist Eric Stevens

FLORIDA: Reefer common sense is taking over Miami Beach. When voters go to the polls in November to elect a new mayor, they will also get the chance to answer a non-binding straw ballot question on whether the city commission should adopt a resolution urging the federal government and the Florida Legislature to decriminalize and approve Read the full article…

Florida Medical Marijuana Petition Headed to Supreme Court With 100,000 Signatures

While the Court looks at the language to rule whether it's misleading or too broadly worded, Pollara's group will temporarily stop its paid petition-gathering drive, which the campaign manager tells the Herald costs $150,000 a week.

FLORIDA: Florida is one step closer to getting a statewide public vote on legalizing medical marijuana. With powerful backers like Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan and funding from big Democrats around the state, the push by People United for Medical Marijuana is blazing ahead.

Florida Medical Marijuana Petition Headed to Supreme Court With 100,000 Signatures

The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in January and July.

FLORIDA: Florida is one step closer to getting a statewide public vote on legalizing medical marijuana. With powerful backers like Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan and funding from big Democrats around the state, the push by People United for Medical Marijuana is blazing ahead.

Medical marijuana group collects +100k petitions, slows drive until Florida Supreme Court rules

lorida requires a 60 percent majority to amend the state Constitution. Older voters — who usually dominate turnout — favor medical marijuana, but not as strongly as younger voters do.

FLORIDA: A medical marijuana group says it has cleared its first major hurdle to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot: Collecting enough voter signatures to trigger Florida Supreme Court review of the initiative’s language.

New Petition Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana Filed in Florida

A local senator is sponsoring legislation that would allow medical marijuana patients legal access to their prescriptions in a hospital.

By Nick Evans FLORIDA: A group pushing for medical marijuana legalization filed a petition with the state of Florida this week. According to Florida’s Perscription Drug Monitoring program, nearly a quarter billion doses of prescription pain relievers were dispensed in 2012.  These medications include opioids ranging from the powerful – think Oxycontin – to its relatively Read the full article…

'Big Marijuana,' 'sugar daddies,' politics behind push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida

John Morgan has been a game-changer for the Florida MJ Movement

By Matt Dixon TALLAHASSEE - From the beginning, the legislative push to legalize medical marijuana came with a deep-seated sense of impending doom. “Slim to none,” were the chances state Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, gave a bill she filed this year to legalize medical marijuana. Her comments came during an April 1 news conference with more than Read the full article…

Quest to legalize marijuana personal to Florida couple

For the Jordans, the quest to legalize marijuana is very personal. In the background, Florida Governor Charlie Crist talks about his support in the use of medical marijuana on Bay News 9’s Political Connections Sunday morning.

FLORIDA: Sunday morning on Bay News 9’s Political Connections former Florida Governor Charlie Crist talked about his support in the use of medical marijuana. It’s something Bob and Cathy Jordan were shocked to see when they turned on the TV. “I never thought I would hear him say that,” said Bob Jordan, medical marijuana supporter. Read the full article…