Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state’s ban on medical cannabis smoking. As the chief financier of the push to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Morgan has long threatened to sue the state if the legislature banned medical cannabis smoking.
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Florida medical marijuana legislation has finally expanded the state’s medical marijuana program. On June 26, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law SB 8-A, a bill that expands the state’s program by adding cultivators and qualifying conditions.
With the Florida Legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana bill, Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has announced plans to sue the state over its medical marijuana smoking ban.
Medical marijuana might be legal in Florida, but Disney World has updated its website to specifically list “marijuana” as a prohibited item.
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.
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.
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.
Medical Marijuana is legal in Florida as of Tuesday, but the change is not coming without challenges for patients.
The state legislature and health department have six months to revise current rules and must implement them within nine months.
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.
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.
On Nov. 14, 2016, the Orlando City Council voted to extend a temporary ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
On Nov. 8, 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Amendment 2, a ballot amendment that will legalize medical marijuana in the state.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Florida voters have approved the state’s medical marijuana initiative, Amendment 2.
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.
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.
In Florida, more ballots appearing to omit Amendment 2, a ballot amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, have surfaced.
Charlotte County commissioners decided to put a moratorium on marijuana dispensaries until they can regulate it properly.
On Oct. 23, 2016, Jimmy Buffet announced his support for Amendment 2, an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida, as well as his opposition to Amendment 1, an amendment that would give Florida additional oversight of customer-owned solar energy.
A debate in Florida revealed the fault lines in public opinion as the state prepares to vote on Amendment 2, a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana. The Oct. 18, 2016, debate in Orlando pitted Amendment 2 supporter John Morgan against drug-addiction expert Dr. Jessica Spencer, according to WTSP.com.
A new poll conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce has found that more than 73 percent of Florida voters would vote to pass Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Florida voters are poised to make some patients in the state users of medical marijuana.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Civilized Worldwide, a fast-growing media company that elevates cannabis culture, is pleased to announce it will present at the Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference on June 8 in Fort Lauderdale.
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.
In Florida, a constitutional ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in the state has officially garnered the number of signatures required to qualify for the 2016 ballot.
While the rest of the country freezes, things are heating up in Florida as marijuana politics takes a sour turn.
Earlier this week, supporters for medical marijuana in Florida gathered at the state’s capitol to encourage lawmakers to pass meaningful marijuana reform.
At the start of the new legislative session, the Florida Sheriffs Association got the chance to put its money where its mouth is when Republican state Sen. Jeff Brandes introduced SB 528, a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Florida.
Florida’s failure to pass medical marijuana was the biggest bummer of the 2014 midterm elections. Undeterred by the setback John Morgan, the more or less spokesperson/mascot for Amendment 2, promised to try again in 2016.
For Florida cannabis supporters, the 2014 election was a bittersweet moment. An overwhelming 58 percent of Floridians voted to legalize medical marijuana, but sadly it was not enough.
It is not exactly a secret that medical marijuana proponents in Florida are going to continue their campaign for cannabis reform.
A Florida judge has thrown out a set of rules proposed by the state Department of Health regarding medical marijuana.
Florida patients and investors nationwide were disappointed when Florida narrowly rejected Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana in Florida.
It is a sad day for Florida voters and patients alike as the bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state has gone down in defeat.
Florida, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. all had cannabis reform bills on the ballot and most of them did well. Let’s take a look at who passed, who failed and see what this means for the cannabis industry and investors.
The Amendment 2 campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has been a roller coaster ride for the last several months; and if you are a would-be investor in Florida’s medical marijuana, you are probably on the edge of your seat right now.
In Florida, Amendment 2, barring a miracle, may fail on Election Day 2014. In spite of 7 out of 10 Florida voters supporting medical marijuana in the state.
Back in 2012, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. Election Day 2014 looks like it will be a repeat. Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia have initiatives on the November 4, 2014, ballot.
Despite arguments that relaxing or completely eliminating marijuana prohibition will lead to negative social consequences; there is a mounting body of evidence to contradict those claims.
Should Amendment 2 pass in Florida, medical marijuana will become the law of the land. Once the law is passed, the Florida Department of Health will have six months to decide how to regulate and implement medical marijuana.
Every two years, around this time of the month, the television airwaves become crowded with political ads. During this period I spend a great deal of time watching and critiquing such ads, partly because I cannot fast forward through commercials.
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.
In less than two months Florida voters will be going to the polls to decide whether or not to approve a proposed ballot initiative, dubbed Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. The ballot measure has enjoyed overwhelming support and stands to generate billions in economic activity.
They say sequels are never as good as the original. However, there are some exceptions like “Aliens,” “Terminator 2,” “The Empire Strikes Back”; and in this case, the sequel to the Florida medical marijuana debate.
Millions of Florida residents waiting to receive non-euphoric medical marijuana may have to wait a little longer. Costa Farms, a Miami-based nursery, has filed a legal challenge to the newly developed rules regarding the roll-out of the non-euphoric strain of medical marijuana, dubbed Charlotte’s Webb.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., August 22, 2014 / Weed Wire / — Florida MMJ Seminars, the leading group in education and business seminars in the Medical Marijuana industry today announced its collaboration with HighDrive Digital Group, the leader in marketing for the Medical Marijuana Industry.