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.
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.
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.
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.
A high-profile effort to repeal the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana morphed Monday into legislation that, according to the proposal’s author, would be worse for patients than doing nothing at all.
Defending a 2017 law that set regulations for the state’s medical-marijuana industry, Florida Department of Health attorneys have asked an appeals court to overturn a circuit judge’s ruling that they say “injected confusion and uncertainty” into the licensing of marijuana firms.
In what could be another delay for Florida’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, a Tallahassee judge has agreed to block state health officials from moving forward with the application process for highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses.