Florida medical marijuana News

Florida Lawmakers Repeal Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana

The Florida Legislature met Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ deadline to hand him a bill to repeal the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana when the House passed the legislation Wednesday. While lawmakers aren’t necessarily in favor of allowing medical marijuana …

New Florida Gov Wants State Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana Ended

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the Legislature’s implementation of a medical marijuana law and said last week that if they don’t fix it quickly, he’ll take matters into his own hands. DeSantis wants a new law by mid-March that …

Lawsuit Claims Florida is Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state’s new medical marijuana law. It’s the latest legal challenge against the way Florida …

Florida County Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Through 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 …

Florida Medical Marijuana Law Signed by Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to implement the medical marijuana amendment voters approved last year. Amendment 2, approved by 71 percent of the voters in November, took effect on Jan. 3 and required that laws had to be …

Florida Gov Pledges to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill Passed During Special Session

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he “absolutely” intends to sign the medical marijuana bill passed Friday by the state Legislature. After the original legislation fell apart on the final day of the regular session last month, the chambers approved the …

Florida Starts Issuing Medical Marijuana ID Cards

Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers. The cards, which are issued through the Office of Compassionate Use, are part of regulations passed by the Florida Legislature last …

Florida Becomes 26th State to Approve Medical Marijuana

Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment last week to legalize medical marijuana, broadening access to pot beyond the limited therapeutic uses approved by the legislature two years ago. Amendment 2 passed with 71 percent approval, well above the 60 …

Florida Passes Expanded Medical Marijuana Legislation, Bill Heads to Governor

Florida’s contentious medical marijuana legislation is headed to Gov. Rick Scott. After 21/2 hours of debate on Monday, the Senate approved a House version of a bill (HB 307) that would expand the so-called “Right to Try” act, allowing medical …

Florida Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a constitutional measure legalizing marijuana for medical purposes can be placed on the ballot for next November’s general election. The seven justices ruled Dec. 17 that the petition and summary satisfy the legal …