State Agency Seeks Money, Workers As Medical Marijuana Industry GrowsAs Florida’s legal pot industry is poised to mushroom, health regulators are asking lawmakers for nearly $13 million to more than double the number of workers in the office that oversees medical marijuana issues.
Doctor Fights State After Marijuana Sting OperationA physician who orders medical marijuana for patients is accusing state health officials of breaking the law to create fake records in a sting operation involving an investigator falsely posing as a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Florida Doctors Face New Rules For Smokeable Medical MarijuanaNew rules laying out the do’s and don’ts physicians must follow when certifying patients to smoke medical marijuana took effect last week, but it’s not clear that doctors or patients are fully aware of them.
Florida Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Medical Marijuana LawSiding with the state in a closely watched case that has kept the cannabis industry in limbo, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2017 law designed to carry out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Florida Teacher Fired For Medical Marijuana UseAn Orlando-area teacher has been fired for using medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but federal regulations continue to categorize cannabis as a Schedule I Controlled Substance, like heroin, LSD and ecstasy.
Florida House Panel Looks To Cap THC In Medical Marijuana ProductsWith Democrats condemning the effort as “reefer madness,” a House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a proposal to impose limits on the amount of euphoria-inducing THC in medical marijuana products.
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.