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Category: Marijuana


DEC. 8 2017
Medical Marijuana Has Changed in Florida — How Does It Work?
Medical Marijuana Has Changed in Florida — How Does It Work?

Since the Florida legislature passed a bill expanding medical marijuana use in our state, many Floridians want to understand more about how the laws have changed and what is actually happening.

 

Things are still evolving and businesses and communities are working out the details, but here’s what’s going on right now.

 

Medical Marijuana It’s the Law… Except Where It’s Not

In 2016, over 70 percent of Florida voters approved the measure to allow medical marijuana use. However, cities can pass moratoriums to limit the placement and number of medical marijuana centers in their municipalities. Currently, Vero Beach is …

AUG. 11 2017
Will You Get Cited or Arrested for Pot? Depends on Where You Live
Will You Get Cited or Arrested for Pot? Depends on Where You Live
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During the November 2016 election, amongst other surprising outcomes, our state voted to legalize medical marijuana for “individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician.”

 

These conditions include things like cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other health issues a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would be beneficial.

 

While you can’t get medical marijuana yet, by October of this year, the Florida Department of Health will begin issuing licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers and identification cards for eligible patients and caregivers.…

APR. 26 2017
The Future of Marijuana in Florida is Unclear
The Future of Marijuana in Florida is Unclear
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In November 2016, Florida overwhelmingly voted to legalize medical marijuana throughout the state. However, that same month the country elected a self-proclaimed “law and order” president who appointed an Attorney General that vows to uphold the federal ban on marijuana even though states have legalized it for medical or recreational use.

 

Because of this, the future of marijuana in our state is unclear, and lawmakers are taking a long time to establish how medical marijuana will be regulated and distributed. While some parts of Florida legalized low-grade cannabis in 2014 for specific medical conditions, it is very limiting in …

FEB. 23 2016
Legalization May Be on the Horizon, but Marijuana Still a Crime
Legalization May Be on the Horizon, but Marijuana Still a Crime
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As of right now, medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and Washington DC. If Florida decides to legalize it as well come November, the Sunshine State will become the 24th state with medical marijuana.

 

According to United for Care – a campaign run by People United for Medical Marijuana – over 70 percent of Floridians support the legalization of marijuana. That support has helped the campaign in receiving enough signatures on an initiative petition to put a medical marijuana amendment on the next election ballot this November.

 

Although marijuana possession and use is still a crime in …