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Florida Governor Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Into Law

By Drug Policy Alliance Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a bill aimed at reforming the practice of civil asset forfeiture, following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate. Momentum Builds Nationally as Numerous States Consider Similar Reforms The bipartisan unanimity of passage in both chambers was driven by a diverse and disparate coalition …

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Florida Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott has officially signed House Bill 307 – the Right to Try Act – into law. The measure allows those with terminal illnesses who receive a recommendation from a physician to use cannabis for medical purposes. The proposal explicitly allows for the use of the whole cannabis plant, and not exclusively cannabis …

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Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by Florida’s Senate Rules Committee

Florida’s Senate Rules Committee has voted 11 to 1 to approve Senate Bill 7066, a proposal to significantly expand upon a medical cannabis bill passed by lawmakers in 2014. The measure has already been approved unanimously by the Senate Health Policy Committee, and with an 11 to 1 vote by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. …

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Florida Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Florida’s Senate Health Policy Committee voted 8 to 0 Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 7066, a proposal to greatly expand upon a medical cannabis bill approved by state lawmakers – and signed by Governor Rick Scott – in 2014. The bill has already been approved by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. In July, Governor Rick …

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Federal Court of Appeals Rules Florida Welfare Drug Testing Law is Unconstitutional

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled unanimously that Florida’s welfare drug testing law, championed by Governor Rick Scott, is unconstitutional. The court concluded that there’s no evidence to explain why it’s necessary to force individuals seeking funding through the Temporary Assistance for Need Families (TANF) program to submit to unreasonable search in …

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Florida Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed Senate Bill 1030 into law, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposes. The new law – which takes effect immediately – legalizes low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis extracts for those with cancer, epilepsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as long as they receive a recommendation from a physician. …

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Florida Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Measure, Sends it to Governor

Florida’s Senate gave final approval today to Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts, sending it to Governor Rick Scott, who stated yesterday that he will sign it into law once given the chance. The new law legalizes cannabis extracts – such as oil, tinctures and lotions – for those who receive …

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Florida House Approves Medical Cannabis Measure, Governor Announces His Support

Florida’s House of Representatives has voted 111 to 7 in favor of Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts. The proposal was approved by the Senate on Thursday with a 36 to 3 vote. After the super-majority vote in favor of the measure in the House, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that …

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Florida Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Florida’s Senate, with a 36 to 3 vote, has approved Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts such as oil and tincture. A companion measure has been approved by the House Appropriations and Judiciary Committees. If approved into law, Senate Bill 1030, and its companion measure House Bill 843, would allow those …

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