Marijuana

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

State health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida’s first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport seized 100 pounds of pot hidden inside large fiberglass decorative boxes.
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U.S. Customs Seizes 100 Pounds Of Pot At MIA

The keen-eyed Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport seized 100 pounds of pot hidden inside large fiberglass decorative boxes.

08/20/2015

A closeup view of marijuana in a grinder along with a cigarette as photographed on August 30, 2014 in Bethpage, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Group Collects $770K

A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July, buoyed by contributions from its leader, an Orlando attorney, according to a newly filed finance report.

08/11/2015

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Hallandale Beach Commissioners Pass Pot Law

Hallandale Beach Commissioners approved a law to issue tickets for marijuana offenses.

08/05/2015

Police raided an alleged marijuana grow house in Florida City on Thursday – and some of the plants were being grown outside the house.
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Police: Pot Scattered On Lawn Of Florida City Grow House

Police raided an alleged marijuana grow house in Florida City on Thursday – and some of the plants were scattered on the lawn outside the house.

07/30/2015

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Facing South Florida: One-On-One With J.D. Patterson

A few weeks ago on Facing South Florida we unveiled our latest findings in the Race Matters series.

CBS4–07/26/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rejected Medical Pot Applications Likely To Be Challenged

Even before selecting five nurseries to become Florida’s first legal pot producers, Department of Health officials will face a challenge from at least one grower whose application was tossed out because it was late.

07/24/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Pot Petition Headed To Supervisors In Florida

One hundred thousand petitions supporting the legalization of medical marijuana were sent to county elections supervisors in Florida.

07/22/2015

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Former County Cop Sentenced For His Role In Pot Op

A former Miami-Dade County police detective was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a major marijuana trafficking organization.

07/22/2015

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Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court System

As part of our continuing series, CBS4 News expanded its review, focusing on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests across Miami Dade County.

CBS Miami–06/29/2015

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