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Florida Attorney Who Helped Legalize Medical Marijuana Looking to Put Full Legalization to a Vote in 2020

John Morgan, who was the driving force behind Florida’s successful medical marijuana legalization campaign, is looking to put the full legalization of marijuana to a vote of the people by 2020. Attorney John Morgan is the founder of United for Care, a nonprofit organization that successful placed an initiative to legalize marijuana on the 2016 …

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Companion Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana Filed in Florida’s House and Senate

Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana possession has been filed in the Florida Legislature. House Bill 1403 was filed by State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), and the identical Senate Bill 1662 was filed by Senator Jeff Clemens (D). Under the proposed legislation, those caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis will be charged with …

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Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Florida

Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida thanks to portions of Amendment 2 taking effect. The new law allows those who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis and cannabis products for medical use. It also legalizes a regulated system of dispensaries to distribute the medicine. Although this system isn’t expected …

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Medical Cannabis Legislation Passed by Florida Legislature, Heads to Governor

By Associated Press Florida’s contentious medical marijuana legislation is headed to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate approved a House version of a bill (HB 307) that expands the use of the Right to Try Act, allowing medical marijuana use for patients with terminal conditions. A similar measure, which allows all strengths and doses, didn’t …

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Lawmakers in Palm Beach County, Florida Pass Cannabis Decrim Measure

Lawmakers in Palm Beach County, Florida have voted 4 to 1 to pass a measure that establishes a ticket for those caught possessing up to 20 grams of cannabis, similar to laws passed recently in Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county, as well as Broward County, Key West, West Palm Beach and Hallandale Beach. Under the new …

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Poll: 87% of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis, 51% Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

A new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll has found that a drastic majority of Florida voters support legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, while also finding a majority of voters to be in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. According to the poll released Thursday, a whopping 87% of registered Florida voters support legalizing medical cannabis, with …

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Legislation to Remove Cannabis from Controlled Substances List Filed in Florida Legislature

Florida State Representative Michelle Rehwinke Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) has filed legislation in the Florida Legislature to legalize the possession, use and distribution of recreational cannabis by removing it from the state’s list of controlled substances. The filing of the proposal comes a month after the group Regulate Florida received approval from the state to begin collecting …

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Lawmakers in West Palm Beach, Florida Unanimously Pass Cannabis Decriminalization Measure

Lawmakers in West Palm Beach, Florida have unanimously given approval to legislation that will establish an $100 ticket for the possession of small amounts of cannabis. Similar proposals were approved recently in Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county, in Miami Beach and in Key West. Under the new law, police who catch someone in possession of up …

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Florida Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Receives Approval from State

An initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in Florida, put forth by the group Regulate Florida, has received approval from the state, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place it on next year’s ballot. The initiative – titled the Florida Cannabis Act – would make it so that “possessing, using, …

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Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Approved in Hallandale Beach, Florida

Lawmakers in Hallandale Beach, Florida have unanimously passed a measure that will establish an $100 fine for those caught possessing small amounts of cannabis. The vote comes just weeks after a similar proposal was approved in Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county, and Miami Beach. Under the new law, police will have the option of issuing a …

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