Should Florida medical marijuana patients be allowed to smoke their medicine? That’s the question a Leon County Circuit Judge must decide.
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In the state of Florida, one medical marijuana provider hopes to kick start the rule making process for edible marijuana. On Sept. 29, 2017, Surterra Wellness filed a petition with the state Department of Health, demanding that the department begin crafting rules and regulations for edible medical marijuana.
A black farmer in the state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health alleging that the state’s medical marijuana laws are unconstitutional and unfairly block him from obtaining a medical marijuana license.
On May 25, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued a Notice of Regulation Development Procedure, laying the groundwork for how the department will regulate the state’s medical marijuana program.
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.
Even though 71% of Floridians voted to approve Amendment 2, the fight to deliver medical marijuana to Florida is far from over.
In Florida, opponents of marijuana reform have released their first attack ad against Amendment 2, a ballot amendment which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
A recent poll by Quinnipiac University shows 80 percent of voters in Florida support legalization of medical marijuana. Only 16 percent were opposed. Floridians will vote in November on whether to accept or reject a constitutional amendment allowing medicinal pot. State law requires at least 60 percent approval to pass.
With less than five weeks until November’s election, many in Florida are expecting Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state, to pass. Although some of the polls coming out of the state seem to indicate a closer race, most polls put the Amendment somewhere between 60 to 80 percent.