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.
Florida Supreme Court Justices To Take Up Major Medical Marijuana CaseThe Florida Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to take up an appeal by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration in a high-profile case that could change the way medical marijuana operators do business in the state.
Florida Reps. Donna Shalala and Matt Gaetz File Bill To Expand Marijuana Health Benefits ResearchFlorida Reps. Donna Shalala (FL-27) and Matt Gaetz (FL-01) filed bipartisan legislation Thursday that would facilitate research into the potential medical benefits and public health impacts of marijuana.
Recreational Marijuana Drive Draws Big Bucks In FloridaTwo medical-marijuana firms poured more than $1 million last month into a new drive to pass a constitutional amendment to allow recreational marijuana in Florida.
Key Medical Marijuana Issue Goes To Supreme CourtDays after a split appeals court refused to revisit a decision that could revolutionize the way medical marijuana operators do business in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has asked the state Supreme Court to take up the case.
Florida Pot Operator Gets 'Okay' For More StorefrontsState health officials have agreed to allow a second Florida medical marijuana operator to exceed a statutory limit on storefronts.
Florida Lawmaker Files Pot Decriminalization Bill In Fight For Legal MarijuanaState Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, filed legislation Monday that would decriminalize possession of certain amounts of marijuana in Florida.
Court Rules Against Florida Officials On Medical MarijuanaA Florida appellate court ruled that the state's approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional.
Court Says Pot Law Clashes With Constitutional AmendmentFlorida’s law requiring pot operators to grow, process and distribute cannabis and related products created an “oligopoly” and runs afoul of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, an appellate court ruled Tuesday.
Tampa Firm Says Rights Violated In Pot License Fight A Tampa-based orchid grower has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit which alleges constitutional due-process violations related to the nursery’s attempt to get a medical marijuana license.