Florida medical marijuana News

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 …

13 Challenges Filed Over Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded to Florida Nurseries

When Florida’s Office of Compassionate Care named five nurseries to grow and distribute medical marijuana in the state, many expected there would be a few challenges filed – but not the more than a dozen that had landed by Monday’s …

Florida City Votes to Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Gainesville, Fla., has moved a step closer to allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to set up shop in the city. City commissioners on Nov. 5 voted to change the city’s land development code to allow dispensaries in certain areas zoned for …

Florida Supreme Court Cancels Medical Marijuana Amendment Hearing

The Florida Supreme Court has canceled a Dec. 8 hearing it had scheduled to consider a measure to legalize medical marijuana. The court announced the decision on Friday. The move comes a few days after Attorney General Pam Bondi said …

Florida AG Won’t Fight Medical Marijuana Measure

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who loudly opposed a medical marijuana measure that appeared on the 2014 ballot, is staying on the sidelines this time around. Bondi said she is still opposes the effort to legalize medical marijuana, but the …

Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Medical Marijuana Amendment

The Florida Supreme Court is going to hold a Dec. 8 hearing on a measure to legalize medical marijuana. The court on Wednesday ordered oral arguments on the proposed amendment. The high court must decide whether or not the amendment …

Florida Republicans Propose Medical Marijuana Bills to Appease Voters

Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year’s presidential race could drive opponents to the polls. Last …

Republicans in South Carolina to Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

Republican legislators in conservative South Carolina expect to introduce bills next month allowing marijuana to be grown and prescribed for certain illnesses. State Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Jenny Horne said last Thursday lawmakers need to give patients access to …

Medical Marijuana Campaign Resumes in Florida

Proponents of medical marijuana have begun an encore campaign for legalization in the state of Florida, filing a rewritten ballot measure just two months after one narrowly failed to pass. Backers of the constitutional amendment fell short of the 60 …