Watch the World of Cannabis in Las Vegas tackle the details of medical marijuana state initiatives. Matthew Abel, attorney and director of Michigan NORML, covers recent medical marijuana developments in Michigan. Ari Gerstin, an attorney in Miami, and Michael C. Minardi, Senior Partner at Minardi Law, provide an update on medical marijuana in Florida.
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Greenspoon Marder to Speak at CannaTech 2017 in Israel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder is set to sponsor and speak at the CannaTech 2017 conference taking place in Tel Aviv on March 20-22nd.
Florida Lawmakers Introduce Decriminalization Bills
On March 8, 2017, Florida state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and state Sen. Jeff Clemens introduced companion bills that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Is Money Influencing Some Florida Lawmakers to Limit the Market?
Some key lawmakers in Florida’s weed wars are already seeing the green from it, as money is being funneled into the pockets of the very people who are writing the rules on legal pot.
Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Practice Monitoring Department of Justice Potential Regarding Recreation Cannabis
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder recognizes that there are a number of possible interpretations of this messaging; however, we are hopeful that this does not mean a reassessment of the recreational market.
Keith Stroup Brings “NORMLization” and the Future of Marijuana to the California Cannabis Business Expo, March 5-8
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Keith Stroup, founder of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), brings his team and the group’s thoughts on the future of marijuana legalization to the California Cannabis Business Expo, March 5-8, Sheraton Marina, San Diego.
American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces It Has Secured A Contract And Equity Stake With A New Client In The State Of Florida
DENVER, Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its second client in the state of Florida.
Florida’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules Receive Heavy Opposition
On Feb. 7, 2017, Florida state officials hosted a public workshop in Fort Lauderdale on the state Department of Health’s proposed rules for Florida’s medical marijuana system.
Sapphire Risk Advisory Group Selected as the Security Consultant for the Florida Cannabis Coalition
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Sapphire Risk Advisory Group has been selected as the security consultant for the Florida Cannabis Coalition. Florida is one of the newer States to legalize Medical Marijuana joins over 28 other States in this growing industry.
Florida Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Remove Cap on Dispensaries
In Florida, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, has introduced a bill that would update several key components of the state’s medical marijuana system.
Gerry Greenspoon Announces Launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR) in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gerry Greenspoon, a prominent Florida attorney who has been involved in efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, today announces the launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR), a nonprofit Florida corporation formed to ensure that the mandate of the voters under Amendment 2 is carried out by the Florida Legislature and Department of Health.
How Big Is the Opportunity for Marijuana Stocks in Florida?
Florida is undeniably behind the curve when it comes to passing pro-pot legislation, but the Sunshine State did make up some ground in November, when voters legalized medical marijuana in the state. How big could the medical marijuana market be in Florida for marijuana stocks?
Florida Department of Health Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules
On Jan. 17, 2017, the Florida Department of Health unveiled a set of proposed regulations for Florida’s medical marijuana system. Under the proposal, rules and regulations guiding Florida’s low-THC medical marijuana program would be applied to the state’s wider system.
Florida Board of Medicine to Hold Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana
On Feb. 3, 2017, the Florida Board of Medicine will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the state’s telemedicine regulations that would prevent physicians from recommending medical marijuana over the internet.
Florida Patients Face Medical Marijuana Challenges
Medical Marijuana is legal in Florida as of Tuesday, but the change is not coming without challenges for patients.
Florida Doctors Ready to Prescribe Medical Marijuana
A large group of Florida doctors are going through the certification process to prescribe medical marijuana to patients, just days before legalization goes through.
Florida Authorizes CHT Medical to Distribute Medical Marijuana
On Dec. 21, 2016, CHT Medical, a subsidiary of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm and one of the five original nurseries licensed to cultivate non-euphoric medical marijuana in Florida, announced that it had received state authorization to begin processing and distributing medical marijuana.
Florida Awards Seventh Medical Marijuana License
On Dec. 12, 2016, the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings posted a settlement in the case of McCrory’s Sunny Hill Nursery v. Florida Department of Health.
Legal Learning Series Launches Cannabis Industry Professional Services Organization - The Cannabis LAB Presented by Greenspoon Marder
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Legal Learning Series, a leader in legal education, networking and events, announced today the launch of The Cannabis LAB, a professional services organization for the cannabis industry, presented by the national law firm of Greenspoon Marder.
Cannabis Producer & Retailer Kaya Holdings (OTCQB: KAYS) Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday December 20
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kaya Holdings, Inc. (KAYS) announced today that it will be hosting a shareholder and interested-investor conference call and webinar on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 14:00 EST.
Florida State Legislature Works to Implement New MMJ Law
The state legislature and health department have six months to revise current rules and must implement them within nine months.
U.S. Congressmen Establish Bipartisan Cannabis Caucus
Two U.S. congressmen have established a bipartisan Cannabis Caucus, set to meet next year, according to KIVI-TV’s website. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., founded the caucus in hopes of reforming federal marijuana laws. Rohrabacher said he wants to make states’ rights central to his efforts.
MMJ Delivery Starting Soon in Florida’s Winter Garden
Knox Nurseries, one of six licensed medical marijuana providers in the state of Florida, is set to begin selling marijuana on Dec. 9, 2016. Located in Winter Garden, the nursery has additional plans to open a dispensary in Ivanhoe Village, north of downtown Orlando, at the beginning of next year.
Arcview Market Research in partnership with New Frontier Data has released its Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
Hawaii Department of Health Contracts with BioTrackTHC™ to Implement Medical Marijuana Seed-to-Sale Tracking and Traceability System
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health has signed a contract with BioTrackTHC™, formally authorizing the company to begin work on the development and deployment of the BioTrackTHC™ integrated tracking and traceability software system for the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program.
Doctor to Open First Tallahassee, Fla., Medical Marijuana Practice
A doctor in Tallahassee, Fla., will open the city’s first medical marijuana practice, according to a Nov. 22, 2016, article in the Tallahassee Democrat. Dr. Joseph Dorn announced his new practice following the Nov. 8, 2016, election in which Floridians approved Amendment 2, allowing medical marijuana in the state.
NORML says Florida City Moratoriums on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Will Be Illegal
Now that Florida voters have allowed medical marijuana with the passage of Amendment 2, some cities have placed six-month or one-year moratoriums on medical marijuana shops. But a representative of NORML says those moratoriums will be illegal when Amendment 2 becomes law on Jan. 3, 2017.
BioTrackTHC™ Wins 2016 Marijuana Industry Award for Software/Tech Company of the Year
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC™, a leading provider of seed-to-sale cannabis tracking and traceability technology, was awarded the 2016 Marijuana Industry Award in the category of Software/Tech Company of the Year.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks With Seth Meyers About Medical Marijuana
Dr. Gupta chats with Seth Meyers about his changed views on medicinal marijuana and how it’s the only thing that works for some people.
Cannabis Infused Cold Brew Coffee Gets New Flavors and Label
SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Le Herbe, manufacturer of ultra premium cannabis beverages, introduces new flavors and label refresh to cold brew coffee product line.
Greenspoon Marder Announces Further Expansion of Cannabis Law Practice in Portland, Oregon
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder is pleased to announce that Amy T. Margolis will be joining the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s new Portland, Oregon office set to open in January 2017.
Orlando Extends Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban
On Nov. 14, 2016, the Orlando City Council voted to extend a temporary ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Marijuana Legalization: An Open Letter from Dale Sky Jones on the Passing of Prop 64 in California
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Once again, the most popular candidate on the ballot was cannabis.
A Freeze in Florida: Boca Raton Bans Medical Marijuana Sales
Even though 71% of Floridians voted to approve Amendment 2, the fight to deliver medical marijuana to Florida is far from over.
BIOS Lighting to Unveil New Grow Light at Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas Nov. 16-18
ORLANDO, Fla., Nove. 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — BIOS Lighting, a manufacturer and internationally recognized innovator of LED lighting solutions for biological and agricultural industries, today announced that they will be unveiling Icarus Gi II, the newest addition to their Icarus line of industrial grade grow lights, while exhibiting at the fifth annual Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas November 16-18.
Bipartisan Landslide Win for National Cannabis “Referendum”
OAKLAND, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In the midst of the most divisive election in living history the issue of cannabis reform has united voters across the nation.
A Marijuana Mandate: NCIA Looks to a New Era for Cannabis Policy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association, the nation’s largest cannabis trade association, today looked ahead to a new era for marijuana policy in the United States.
Four States End Marijuana Prohibition, Three Adopt Medical Marijuana Laws in Historic Election
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted to end marijuana prohibition and Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota adopted medical marijuana laws.
Florida Approves Medical Marijuana in Landslide Victory
On Nov. 8, 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Amendment 2, a ballot amendment that will legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Cannabis Business Alliance Statement: Results of Election Day 2016
DENVER, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Executive Director Mark Malone has released a statement on Election Day 2016 results.
Florida Becomes 1st State in the South to Approve Medical Marijuana
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Florida voters have approved the state’s medical marijuana initiative, Amendment 2.
Teleconference Wednesday at 12:30pm (ET) / 9:30am (PT): What Do Election Results Mean for Marijuana Law Reform?
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana.
Voters Could Legalize Marijuana For Quarter of All Americans
Potential victories in Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine would fill in much of the rest of the West and extend recreational use to the Northeast. Opinion polls show voters favoring the initiative in all five states.In addition, measures to legalize medical marijuana or expand its use are on the ballot in North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas and Florida.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Endorses (LEAP) FL Medical Marijuana Initiative
MEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana reform, endorses Amendment 2.
Voters in Nine States Will Decide Whether to Roll Back Marijuana Prohibition on Tuesday
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Voters in nine states will decide whether to roll back marijuana prohibition on Tuesday, marking the biggest Election Day in history for marijuana policy reform.
Pro-Pot Groups Address Marijuana Candy Warning
Pro-pot groups are addressing the marijuana candy warning sent out by the Florida Sheriff’s Association.
Florida Judge Rules Against NORML in Suit Over Missing MMJ Question
A Florida judge has ruled in favor of the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office in a lawsuit over ballots excluding Amendment 2, an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Poll in Nevada: Recreational Legalization Garners Slight Lead
On Oct. 26, 2016, the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced the results of its latest state legalization poll, with support for recreational legalization garnering a slight lead over the opposition.
More Ballots in Florida Missing the MMJ Question
In Florida, more ballots appearing to omit Amendment 2, a ballot amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, have surfaced.
Florida County to Temporarily Ban Marijuana Sales if Amendment 2 Passes
Charlotte County commissioners decided to put a moratorium on marijuana dispensaries until they can regulate it properly.