Nurseries Seek To Block Pot ProductionIn the latest twist in a nearly two-year struggle to offer limited types of medical-marijuana in Florida, three nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to at least temporarily block competitors from starting to produce the cannabis.
Selected Nurseries To Start Growing Pot Despite Legal ChallengesFive dispensing organizations selected by state officials promised lawmakers Wednesday they would meet a deadline next month to get medical-marijuana production off the ground, despite legal challenges that could threaten their licenses.
Nurseries Plan To Start Growing Pot Despite ChallengesFive dispensing organizations selected by state officials promised lawmakers Wednesday they would meet a deadline next month to get medical-marijuana production off the ground, despite legal challenges that could threaten their licenses.
Medical Marijuana Supporters Close In On Signature RequirementWith time running out, supporters of a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana have topped 500,000 valid petition signatures submitted to the state.
Supreme Court Signs Off On Medical Marijuana ProposalIn a key step for supporters of legalizing medical marijuana, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would go on the November 2016 ballot.
Challenges Pile Up Over Pot LicensesNurseries have filed more than a dozen challenges to the medical-marijuana licenses granted by Florida health officials, with some asking that the licensing process be put on hold until their petitions are heard in court.
State Faces Challenges On Marijuana LicensesThree nurseries rejected by health officials for medical-marijuana licenses are challenging the licenses granted to Florida's first "dispensing organizations," with possibly more appeals on the horizon before a Monday deadline.
St. Pete Ponders Decriminalizing Pot PossessionCommittee members on the St. Petersburg City Council have requested the county to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Pot Copter Saves The Day For NurseryIn what sounds like a line out of a Jimmy Buffett song, one of the state's soon-to-be medical marijuana purveyors used a helicopter and a landing at a golf course to squeak in minutes before a 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday to prove he had nailed down a requisite $5 million bond.
Pot Back In Political Spotlight In FloridaVoters next November will almost certainly have the chance to again decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana, after narrowly rejecting an almost-identical proposal a year ago.
Family Ecstatic State Picks Med Pot Growers, Still Want More Change For Ailing SonA family is ecstatic that five Florida nurseries were chosen to grow medical marijuana in the state, but they fear it could be a little too late for their son if another change isn't made.
Medical Marijuana Industry Gets Off The GroundA select group of sick patients will now have access to non-euphoric medical marijuana after Florida health officials selected five "dispensing organizations" on Monday that can grow, process and distribute the special pot.