From Gun Laws To Medical Marijuana: Five Florida Legal Fights To Watch In 2021From a gun law passed after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, to medical marijuana licenses, courts are grappling with numerous major Florida legal issues. Here are five cases to watch in 2021:
Florida Supreme Court Looks Again At High-Stakes Marijuana CaseIn a case that could have a dramatic impact on the state’s pot industry, the Florida Supreme Court made the unusual move Wednesday of hearing a second round of arguments in a challenge to a state law aimed at implementing a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Report: Smoking Is Tops For Medical Marijuana PatientsSmoking is gaining popularity among Florida's medical marijuana patients.
Mold Fungus Forces Recall Of Medical Marijuana Product In FloridaThe medical-marijuana company Alpha Foliage, Inc. has recalled a product that was dispensed to patients in July because of a mold fungus, the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medicaid Marijuana Use announced late Tuesday.
Florida Supreme Court Justices Order More Arguments On Medical Marijuana LawIn a highly unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a second round of arguments in a battle about whether the state has properly carried out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Florida Defends Constitutionality Of Pot LawAs the state Supreme Court ponders a high-stakes challenge to a 2017 medical marijuana law, attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration have filed an additional brief disputing that the measure is an unconstitutional “special” law.
Judge Backs Doctor In Medical Marijuana CaseAn administrative law judge Tuesday sided with a physician who was accused by the state of having improper ties to a medical-marijuana dispensary and not adequately evaluating an undercover investigator who sought approval to use marijuana.
House Eyes THC Limit For Medical MarijuanaThe day after a Senate version stalled, Rep. Ray Rodrigues filed a nearly identical proposal Tuesday that would impose a 10 percent cap on euphoria-inducing THC in medical marijuana for patients under age 21.
Latest Salvo Fired In Major Pot Case In FloridaIn a case that could create a major upheaval in the state’s pot industry, health officials on Thursday asked the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a 2017 law that carried out a constitutional amendment broadly legalizing medical marijuana.
Florida House Defends Marijuana Law In High-Stakes CaseIn a Florida Supreme Court case with major ramifications for the medical marijuana industry, the Florida House contends a disputed 2017 law helps prevent “diversion” of pot to the illegal recreational market, minors, and other states.
Governor Ron DeSantis Administration Fights Pot RulingCalling a Tampa company’s effort to get a medical marijuana license a “stunt,” Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is asking the Florida Supreme Court to reject an appeals court ruling that could upend the state’s medical cannabis industry.
Florida Panel Eyes Medical Marijuana Approvals By DoctorsFlorida medical board members, confronted with a new state report that details how a relatively small number of doctors have approved patients to use medical marijuana, are taking a pass on whether they need to act.
Florida Patients Drawn To Smokable Medical MarijuanaMore than 1.82 million ounces of smokable medical marijuana were ordered for 128,040 patients over a six-month period, a new state report shows.
Florida Medical Marijuana Use Doubles In Just One YearSince medical marijuana was signed into law three years ago, the market has grown tremendously.
US Attorney Won’t Pursue Medical Marijuana Cases In FloridaFlorida’s medical marijuana laws should be enough to shield the growing industry from prosecution across northern Florida.