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Judge Rules Florida’s Ban on Smoking Medical Cannabis is Unconstitutional

A Circuit Court judge in Florida has ruled that the state’s ban on smoking medical cannabis – enacted by the legislature – is unconstitutional. In 2016 Florida voters overwhelmingly passed an initiative that legalized medical cannabis through a constitutional amendment. The law allowed marijuana to be consumed through various methods, including smoking it. However, the …

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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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Florida Officials Begin Issuing Medical Marijuana Cards to Patients

Florida’s Office of Compassionate Use has officially started issuing medical marijuana cards to patients and caregivers. According to Mara Gambinieri, spokesperson for the state’s Department of Health, their Office of Compassionate Use began processing patient applications once the state’s new medical marijuana rules took effect on February 19th. Under the state’s law, those with a …

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Florida Amendment 2 Takes Effect Tuesday: Here’s What You Need to Know

By Associated Press Florida Amendment 2 takes effect Tuesday, January 3rd. Here’s a look at what the measure does. Dr. Joseph Dorn has had a unique vantage point when it comes to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Florida. Dorn was the medical director of Surterra Therapeutics, which is one of the six dispensing organizations …

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Florida Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Florida legalizes medical cannabis through the passage of Amendment 2 Florida Voters have given overwhelming approval to Amendment 2. Once in effect, the constitutional amendment will legalize cannabis as a medicine, including a system of dispensaries. With the passage of Amendment 2, Florida has become the first state in the South to full legalize medical …

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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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Florida Chamber of Commerce Poll: 73% of Voters Support Amendment 2 to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The vast majority of voters in Florida are in favor of Amendment 2 to legalize medical cannabis, according to a Florida Chamber of Commerce statewide poll released less than six weeks before the initiative is up for a vote. According to the poll, 73% of Florida voters support Amendment 2, with just 22% opposed to …

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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’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary to Open Next Week

The first state-sanctioned medical cannabis dispensary in Florida’s history will open on Tuesday, July 26th in Tallahassee. Trulieve announced today that they’ve received approval from the Florida Department of Health to begin dispensing low-THC cannabis products such as tinctures, oils and pills. They’re the first outlet in the state to receive such approval, which is …

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