Medical Marijuana

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 Initiative Moving Forward

After Florida lawmakers adjourned their session without taking up the medical-marijuana issue, supporters of legalization are gearing up for a renewed attempt to pass a ballot initiative in 2016.

05/04/2015

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

Medical Marijuana Supporters Vow Return To 2016 Ballots

The supporters of a broader medical marijuana law in the state of Florida are promising to return to the ballot next year after apparently failing in the Legislature.

04/28/2015

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

State’s Lawyers Argue Nursery Ineligible To Fight Pot Rule

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Lawyers for state health regulators have a week to convince a judge to toss out a challenge to a proposed medical-marijuana rule in a case that could hinge on whether […]

04/24/2015

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

Pot Rule Challenge Rolls Ahead

The fight over the state’s attempt to get a non-euphoric pot industry off the ground continued Thursday during a day-long hearing in a challenge filed by a Florida nurseryman who complains that health officials’ proposed regulations are unfair and vague.

04/23/2015

The highly-rated strain of medical marijuana 'Blue Dream' is displayed among others in glass jars at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Frustrated Senators Push Pot Fix

Citing frustration with delays in getting non-euphoric cannabis to patients, a Florida Senate panel Thursday pushed forward a revised attempt to create a regulatory framework for the pot industry but did not include changes sought by black farmers who complain they would be shut out of the industry.

04/09/2015

The highly-rated strain of medical marijuana 'Blue Dream' is displayed among others in glass jars at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll Shows Heavy Support For Medical Marijuana

Five months after narrowly rejecting a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, Florida voters overwhelmingly support allowing doctor-prescribed pot in the state, according to a poll released Monday.

04/06/2015

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)

Marijuana Rule Hit With Two More Challenges

A Central Florida nursery and a trade association this week filed legal challenges to a state Department of Health proposal to carry out a new law allowing limited types of medical marijuana.

03/26/2015

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 Law Expected To Get Aired In Senate Committee

A Senate committee is expected to take up the medical marijuana industry next week.

03/21/2015

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

Judge Sets Hearing In Medical Marijuana Dispute

Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth McArthur has scheduled an April 14 hearing in a legal challenge to a proposed regulatory framework for the state’s new medical-marijuana industry, according to a document posted on the state Division of Administrative Hearings website.

03/20/2015

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

Senate Committee To Consider Pot Regulations

Frustrated by delays, legislators are ready to create a regulatory framework for the state’s medical-marijuana industry and consider broadening a law approved last year.

03/19/2015

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