Medical 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.

08/28/2015

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

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)

Tallahassee Insiders Take Aim At Pot License

Influential Tallahassee insiders — and a former lawmaker who is the grandson of one of Florida’s most-renowned citrus barons — have banded together with the owner of an abortion clinic to get in on the ground floor of the state’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry.

07/31/2015

Olive the Boston Terrier (Source: CBS4)

Hemp Used As New Pain Reliever For Pets

We hear a lot about medical marijuana and its ability to relieve pain for people. Now some pet owners are saying something similar might help their dogs and cats.

07/21/2015

Wana Brands says it now has an alternative to smoking or edible marijuana called Wana Caps.
(Source: CBS4)

Pot Pill May Bridge Gap Between Marijuana And Medicine

The push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida fell short last year, but the referendum is likely to be back on the ballot next year.

CBS Miami–07/16/2015

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)

Law Firm Pours Money Into Medical Marijuana Push

A political committee leading a renewed effort to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana raised nearly $293,000 in June.

07/13/2015

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 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

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