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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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Florida: Second Senate Committee Votes Unanimously to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Florida’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee has approved Senate Bill 902, a proposal to legalize hemp, with a unanimous 5 to 0 vote. The measure was approved last week, also unanimously, by the Senate Agriculture Committee. If passed into law, the proposal – titled the Hemp Industry Development Act and filed by Senator Jeff Clemens – would …

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Florida Senate Agriculture Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp

Florida’s Senate Agriculture Committee has voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 902, a proposal to explicitly legalize the production and cultivation of hemp. Senator Jeff Clemens, the bill’s primary sponsor, says his bill would create numerous jobs and would be a boon to the state’s economy. If passed into law, the proposal – titled the …

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