Florida County Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Through 2017

July 14, 2017

Medicinal marijuana dispensaries will be banned from Collier County, Florida, until at least the end of the year.

Commissioners voted 4-1 on Tuesday to keep the dispensaries from opening in Collier until Dec. 31 to give the county a chance to lobby state lawmakers for more control over the number of dispensaries that could open.

The Naples Daily News reports commissioners want to wait for legislators to either get sued or change a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June before committing to allowing the dispensaries or voting for a longer-term ban.

If nothing changes by December, commissioners could lengthen the ban.

The state law gives counties two options: Ban dispensaries outright or to treat them like pharmacies.

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  • July 17, 2017 at 12:04 am
    steve says:
    "dope heads" existed before state legalization, when federal legalization happens that will disperse instead of flooding Colorado.
  • July 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm
    Agent says:
    The new place for the dope heads is Durango, Co. They are thicker than fleas on a hound dog there and are a public nuisance. The poor, small police force is really strugglin... read more
  • July 14, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
    In related news, flights leaving from Naples, FL to Colorado have sold out!
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