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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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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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From Taxation To Overzealous Cops, How Will Black Market Growers Survive Legalization?

From Taxation To Overzealous Cops, How Will Black Market Growers Survive Legalization?

One of my closest grower friends tried to get registered in California’s Proposition 64 marijuana legalization and licensing scheme. He hired high-priced “compliance attorneys” and spent $17,000 trying to align his 10,000-watt grow op with state and local regulations associated with Prop. 64. At the same time, people he’d supplied marijuana to said they might […]

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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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Trump & Sessions Continue Threats Against Legalized Medical Marijuana

President Donald Trump and his attorney general Jeff Sessions continue to stoke fear in the legalized and black market marijuana industries. Trump said during the 2016 campaign that he’d respect “state’s rights” concerning legalized marijuana. But since Trump was elected, he and Sessions threatened to use federal law enforcement against legalized marijuana states. When Trump […]

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Why I Love to Sell Marijuana

I grow and sell marijuana in Florida. It’s not a legal marijuana state even though voters passed Amendment 2 in 2016– one of the lamest medical marijuana laws ever seen. One reason I love to sell marijuana in Florida is that prohibition puts prices for the top-shelf bud I grow at around $425 per ounce. […]

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Florida Marijuana Growing Strategies With Amendment 2

Florida’s medical marijuana Amendment 2 has passed and Floridians now have the legal right to chase doctors and go through a lot of bureaucracy so they can buy inferior marijuana at high prices. Amendment 2 isn’t Prop. 215 or authentic marijuana legalization. It’s not even close. It doesn’t allow you to grow your own marijuana. The new […]

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How President Donald Trump & New State Marijuana Laws Will Affect Marijuana Growers

How will President Donald Trump and new marijuana laws and/or ballot proposals passed on election day 2016 affect the marijuana community? Voters in California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts approved so-called recreational marijuana legalization on election day, but what they passed isn’t full marijuana legalization. In California, marijuana growing is more regulated now than it was […]

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