Medical Marijuana

Bell: State Might Make Hemp Permits Available To Farmers By End Of 2019

Sep 17, 2019
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News Service of Florida

Florida farmers might not be held back from planting hemp next year even if the federal government has not signed off on long-awaited rule changes.

News Service of Florida

A split appeals court on Tuesday refused to grant the state’s request to revisit a decision that could revolutionize the way medical marijuana operators do business in Florida.

The Surterra Wellness medical marijuana dispensary on Park Street in Jacksonville is pictured.
NEWS4JAX

State health officials have agreed to allow a second Florida medical marijuana operator to exceed a statutory limit on storefronts.

SAMANTHA KINDLER / WJCT

Hemp has been hyped as a lifesaver for Florida farmers, touted as a versatile crop that can be used to build houses, feed livestock and create clothing.

News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is asking an appellate court to revisit a decision that Florida officials argue injected “confusion and uncertainty” into the state’s medical marijuana industry.

News Service of Florida

Florida’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.

News4Jax

One of the state’s largest medical-marijuana firms that currently operates two First Coast area stores wants to grow bigger.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

MedMen is working on sites in Five Points and Jacksonville Beach.

Fla. Lawmakers Look At Limiting Medical Marijuana Highs

Mar 29, 2019
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Florida patients can now smoke medical marijuana, but some Republican legislative leaders want to put a limit on how high they can get when lighting up.

The Jaxson via Prime Realty

Jacksonville Beach could get a medical marijuana dispensary as early as this summer, after the city considered banning providers from setting up shop.  Two cannabis industry giants are eyeing properties within blocks of each other.  

Nikeya Heath

A North Florida man who’s struggled with fibromyalgia for years became the state’s first patient to legally buy whole-flower cannabis for smoking Thursday, just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into a law a measure repealing a ban on smokable medical marijuana.

Florida Senator Rob Bradley.
Rob Bradley

A bill that would regulate hemp growing and sales, bringing Florida in line with federal laws, unanimously passed in its first Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

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Molly Haggerty via Flickr

With plenty of breathing room before a March 15 deadline set by Gov. Ron DeSantis, House and Senate leaders have neared completion of a measure that would do away with a state ban on smoking medical marijuana.

RYAN DAILEY / WFSU News

The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll of Florida registered voters that reveals a majority approve of the job Ron DeSantis is doing as governor after he was inaugurated nearly months ago. The survey also shows job approval for Sen. Marco Rubio is higher than job approval for newly elected Sen. Rick Scott.

NIKEYA HEATH

Siding with Florida’s largest cannabis operator, a circuit judge for the second time struck down a law capping the number of dispensaries medical marijuana businesses can run.

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