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Midterm Elections 2018: Weed Proves A Whopping Winner

On Tuesday, cannabis advocates across the USA hit the polls to vote on cannabis ballot initiatives as well as pro-pot candidates. As with any election, there were winners and there were losers — here’s a look at who strutted home victorious, and who trudged home a failure. Michigan became the first state in the Midwest […]

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Florida Democratic Politician Hit By Wells Fargo, BB&T Discrimination For Accepting Cannabis Campaign Money

Florida Democratic Politician Hit By Wells Fargo, BB&T Discrimination For Accepting Cannabis Campaign Money

To fully understand why cannabis legalization will not be complete and legitimized until federal legalization happens, one only has to consider the case of Florida politician Nikki Fried. As a lobbyist and the Democratic candidate for the office of Florida agriculture commissioner, the state’s legal medical marijuana industry has been one of Fried’s most important […]

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Oh, No! Someone Just Accidentally Donated Nearly 5lbs Of Weed To A Florida Thrift Store

Christmas came early this year for a thrift store in Sarasota, Florida, after a worker there discovered approximately 4.7 pounds of cannabis stowed in a donated tote bag left outside the store. The Pines of Sarasota Fabulous Finds Thrift Shop — affiliated with the Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation & Senior Care Community — released a […]

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The Florida Project: What’s In Store For The Sunshine State In 2019

The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative was passed by Florida voters during the 2016 electoral session. Amendment 2 allowed qualified patients permissible access to low-THC and CBD medicines. Once this amendment was passed, state legislators and lobbyists worked out the details of implementation, creating rules for cultivation and distribution for what’s expected to be the […]

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Rick Scott Is Doing Everything He Can To Prevent Florida Patients From Smoking Medical Marijuana

Some Republican politicians have recently indicated they’ll respect the will of voters when it comes to state cannabis legalization. But that’s not how it’s playing out in Florida, where apparent legal victories for cannabis growers and smokers have been put on hold by a Republican-stacked appeals court and the GOP-controlled Florida legislature. Earlier this year, […]

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Joe Redner’s lawsuit has achieved a stunning medical marijuana victory in Florida. (Image courtesy of Steve Davis)

Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Wins Legal Right To Grow His Own Cannabis

Joe Redner — a 77-year-old nightclub mogul, civil rights activist, progressive politician, and registered medical marijuana patient based in Tampa, Florida — can take credit for legalizing personal-use medical marijuana cultivation in the Sunshine State. Today, Redner has won a landmark lawsuit that makes him the first Floridian legally allowed to grow his own medical […]

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Miami’s Vice: How Are Growers In The State Dealing With Florida’s Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative?

I’ve grown cannabis in my Florida home for years, and my attorney recently advised me to register with the state’s Amendment 2 medical marijuana program, because it would give me partial legal protection if I were caught growing or possessing the plant. In 2016, a supermajority of more than 71 percent of voters who cast […]

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Patient & Sponsor File Amendment 2 Florida Medical Marijuana Lawsuits

In June, 2017, Florida governor Rick Scott signed into law legislation created by state lawmakers to implement the state’s Amendment 2 medical marijuana amendment, passed by voters in November, 2016. The Florida legislature had slow-walked passage of the necessary implementing legislation. The new legislation was written at the last minute during a “special session.” Now, […]

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