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Florida Lawmakers Ask Oregon for Marijuana Advice

With the possibility that Floridians could be asked next year to legalize recreational marijuana, a House panel and Florida lawmakers on Tuesday turned to Oregon to learn more about the economic, environmental and health impacts the state has faced since authorizing adult pot use four years ago. Chris Gibson, the executive director of the Oregon-Idaho […]

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Nikki Fried Names Members of Marijuana Advisory Board

Tallahassee, Fla. — Last week, Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced a newly-created Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, which will collaborate with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to help improve the state’s medical cannabis policies. “I’m proud to establish the medical marijuana advisory committee to help expand patient access, and […]

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U.S. Cannabis Projected Worth $22.7 Billion by 2023

“All recreational cannabis product segments are estimated to grow at least 113% through 2023, some segments as much as 225%.” In their recent report, Brightfield Group, a leading market intelligence firm for the legal CBD and cannabis industries, uncovered a number of growing trends across the United States for cannabis. With more states moving to […]

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Florida Ban on Smoking Medical Cannabis Repealed

After gaining access to medical cannabis only to be prohibited from actually smoking it, Florida patients are now allowed to burn their bud for relief. On March 18, 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 186 into law, repealing the ban on smoking medical cannabis. Patients and their doctors now have greater access to administer medical […]

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Drive-Thru Dispensary Open in Florida

Just a couple weeks ago, a Florida court ruled that the state’s ban on smokeable medical cannabis was unconstitutional. Now, Florida is getting its first drive-thru dispensary.  Floridians overwhelmingly supported medical marijuana in the 2016 vote. But despite popular opinion, the legislature banned smokeable weed. This meant that medical cannabis patients in Florida only had […]

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Lawsuit Filed for Not Issuing Florida Marijuana Permits

FLORIDA – A Florida Marijuana nursery and an epilepsy patient are taking legal action against the state. A lawsuit was recently filed against the state of Florida for “unconstitutionally dragging their feet” regarding the approval of Florida Marijuana permits. The nursery, called Bill’s Nursery, as well as epilepsy patient Michael Bowen, both filed a suit against the administration […]

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5 Florida Cities Banned Medical Cannabis

PALMETTO, FL — With The City of Palmetto’s vote to initiate a ban, it became one of 5 Florida Cities Banned Medical Cannabis. Bradenton, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, and Bradenton Beach had already passed similar bans. The only exception is unincorporated Manatee County, where dispensaries are allowed after the board of commissioners approved zoning dispensaries […]

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