Prosecuting Juveniles As Adults Draws Legislative DebateBills are moving in the House and Senate that would limit the ability of Florida prosecutors to charge juvenile offenders as adults, a legal practice known as "direct file."
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.
Bill Takes Aim At Prosecuting Juveniles As AdultsA Florida House panel on Tuesday approved a measure that would limit the ability of prosecutors to charge juveniles as adults --- as supporters vowed to press for further reforms as the issue moves through the Legislature.
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.
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.
Florida’s Medical Marijuana Fails Those In NeedA new bill allowing medical marijuana in Florida appears to be making its way through the legislature but it may be too little to late, particularly for those who say they need it most.
Florida Lawmakers To Weigh In On Medical Marijuana BillsHouse and Senate panels are scheduled to consider two proposals allowing terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana, according to legislative calendars.