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2024: Adult Use Marijuana in Florida

In 2024, we may finally see adult-use marijuana in Florida. This week, Smart & Safe Florida, a non-profit political organization, filed its ballot initiative, “Adult Personal Use of Marijuana“, with the  Division of Elections to legalize the adult use of marijuana in Florida. Make it Legal Florida already unsuccessfully tried to get adult use on

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The Florida Primary Election and Cannabis

The Florida primary election is approaching, meaning it’s time for voters to learn about candidates. Here is what some of those vying for statewide office have to say about cannabis. Governor The two leading Democratic candidates in the Florida gubernatorial primary support cannabis reform. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried self-describes as “Florida’s leading statewide advocate on

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Florida Medical Marijuana: Fear and Loathing and What We Don’t Know About Amendment 2

A great battle has been won in Florida for a more comprehensive medical marijuana program thanks to Florida voters overwhelmingly voting for Amendment 2. But the war still remains in that Amendment 2 is a very short piece of legislation that gives huge power to Florida’s Department of Health (DOH) to make rules tfor Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers

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Marijuana Election Overview

What a long, strange road the election has been. After a wild and unpredictable night, marijuana may not be the first thing the media discusses in the election’s wake. Still, it cannot be overstated how successful the evening was for marijuana legalization. Cannabis ballot measures won in eight out of its nine races. This is

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Florida Legalizes Medical Marijuana, So Now What? Here’s the 4-1-1

As most of you know by now, Florida voters yesterday passed the “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions” ballot measure commonly known as Amendment 2. As a Florida-licensed attorney, I want to give a big congrats to my home state for finally saying yes to comprehensive medical marijuana program that should (hopefully) expand the monopoly

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Florida Medical Marijuana Proceeds Slowly But Surely

From its inception, medical marijuana has been a tortured subject in Florida. Though the legislature passed the 2014 Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act (which allows for non-smokeable low-THC, high-CBD marijuana), the Compassionate Use Program it supports has been nothing short of a total circus. Not only does Florida’s Compassionate Use Program limit who can access marijuana for medical

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Florida Medical Marijuana: What to Do Now to Have a Cannabis Business Later

Over the past month, I’ve received dozens of calls and emails from Floridians looking to take advantage of the new Amendment 2 if and when it passes in Florida this November. As we’ve previously written, Florida has a love/hate relationship with its marijuana law and rule making. But this time, for a number of reasons (see this), I’m

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State of Cannabis: Florida Marijuana Is Not So Hot

With all of the state legal marijuana ballot initiatives out there, 2016 is going to be a big year for cannabis. As a result, we are ranking the fifty states from worst to best on how they treat cannabis and those who consume it. Each of our State of Cannabis posts will analyze one state