"Right To Try" Marijuana Bill Advances In SenateAfter a lengthy discussion about problems with a 2014 cannabis law, a Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow patients with terminal illnesses to have access to medical marijuana.
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.
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.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Heads To Senate FloorA proposal that would shift the burden of proof to the state in cases involving Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law is poised to go to the full Senate after stalling in the House.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Still Moving In SenateA proposal that would change the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases is holding on for dear life after nearly dissipating in the House. The bill is now slated to go to the Senate Rules Committee.
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.