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Medical Marijuana Implementation Bill Signed Into Law by Florida Governor

As promised, Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a bill to implement the legalization of medical marijuana. The governor’s signature comes after the House amended and passed the bill with a 103 to 9 vote, which was followed by a 29 to 6 vote in the Senate. The new law implements a medical …

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Florida Lawmakers Approve Bill to Butcher Medical Cannabis Law Approved by Voters

A Florida House committee has overwhelmingly passed a measure that would drastically alter a medical cannabis law approved by voters last year. The House Health Quality Subcommittee passed House Bill 1397 yesterday with a 14 to 1 vote. The measure, sponsored by House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, would prohibit the smoking of medical cannabis and …

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Donor Announces 5-to-1 Match for All Donations to Florida’s Medical Cannabis Initiative

Barbara Stiefel, a medical cannabis supporter in Florida, has given a massive boost of adrenaline to the campaign behind Amendment 2 to legalize medical cannabis, which is up for a vote next month. Stiefel has agreed to match all donations between now and election day 5-to-1. This means that if another donor makes a $1,000 …

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Poll: 77% of Florida Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

New polling conducted by Anzalone Liszt Research has found that a vast majority of voters in Florida support Amendment 2, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis which will be voted on this November 8th. According to the poll, 77% of Florida voters sat that they support Amendment 2 with just 20% opposed. Only 3% of …

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Florida: Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Officially Qualifies for November Ballot

The Florida Division of Elections has confirmed that United for Care’s initiative to legalize medical cannabis has exceeded the 683,149 signatures required to be placed on the 2016 presidential election ballot. The initiative is nearly identical to a 2014 medical cannabis initiative which received 58% of the vote in the general election but failed to …

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Florida Supreme Court Cancels Arguments Against Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The Florida Supreme Court has cancelled oral arguments against United for Care’s initiative to legalize the medical use of cannabis, in the wake of Attorney General Bondi’s lack of objection, according to Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager for the group. “Should they formally approve the amendment language – that would mean the only thing standing in …

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TheJointBlog.com’s Weekly Podcast – September 20th, 2015

Welcome to TheJointBlog.com’s weekly podcast, airing every Sunday at 4PM PST! Today’s episode features a breakdown of the top cannabis stories from the past week, a look at cannabis law reform in the presidential election, and an interview with Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager for the organization United for Care, which is working to place a …

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Over Half a Million Signatures Collected on Florida Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Over 500,000 signatures have been collected on United for Care’s initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Campaign Manager Ben Pollara tells us. United for Care is required to collect 683,149 signatures by February 1st to place their initiative on the November, 2016 ballot, a number they’re well on track to make. If placed on …

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Campaign to Legalize Medical Cannabis in Florida Reaches Signature Goal, Triggers Supreme Court Review

Florida’s United for Care, a group working to place an initiative to legalize medical cannabis on next year’s general election ballot, has had 73, 713 signatures verified by the state’s Division of Elections. This is 5,000 over the required amount to trigger a Supreme Court review. “We are thrilled at this timely accomplishment”, says United …

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100,000 Signatures Submitted in Florida for Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The nonprofit organization United for Care sent 100,000 signatures today to the Supervisor of Elections offices, well past what is needed to put their medical cannabis legalization initiative to a Supreme Court review. According to Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager for United for Care; “The Supervisor of Elections has thirty days to verify that a petition …

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