Pursuant to the law passed earlier this year which implemented Amendment Two (medical marijuana), Florida was required to issue additional licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers (the entities that grow, distribute and sell medical marijuana) to bring the number of licenses up to ten by October 3, 2017.

Florida has missed this deadline due to

A lawsuit was recently filed which challenges the constitutionality of part of the Florida law implementing Amendment Two (medical marijuana).  A key part of the law was expanding the number of growing licenses that would be awarded to farmers/operators in the lucrative medical marijuana business.

The law implementing Amendment Two called for an overall increase

As a follow up to my post on the City of Boynton Beach having its regulations overturned by Florida state law, other Florida municipalities are debating medical marijuana dispensaries.

Those adopting or extending moratoriums on dispensaries:

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A temporary restraining order granted to a group of alcohol distributors may delay the sale of recreational marijuana in Nevada, which was scheduled to begin on July 1. On May 30, 2017, the First Judicial District Court of Nevada issued the temporary restraining order,

See my posts here, herehere, and here regarding the Florida Legislature’s efforts to pass laws to implement Amendment 2 (medical marijuana passed by Florida’s voters in November 2016) which failed in the last legislative session.

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While we wait to see if the Florida Legislature will call a special session to get

With time running out in the session, Florida’s Senate passed SB 406 (regulations to implement Amendment 2) late last night.  Now, the Florida Senate and House need to work out their differences, see my recent post on the House Bill.

Florida’s Senate and House have reached agreement on the following:

  • No smoking, but yes to

In March and April, I posted about two Florida House and one Florida Senate proposals to implement Amendment 2 (which legalized medical marijuana in November 2016).

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The Florida House of Representatives has now passed HB 1397, which was one of the more restrictive proposals.  However, HB 1397 has been amended to add some uses,

Amendment 2 passed back in November 2016, but the Florida Legislature is moving slowly to implement the necessary regulations for medical marijuana to get to the marketplace.   See my posts here and here regarding Florida’s two leading proposals.

In the meantime, the Florida fraudsters and scammers have swooped in to fill the void.  The Florida

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When the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (the “Act”) was passed last November, the Act gave priority to wholesale liquor distributors with respect to applications for marijuana distribution licenses. That is, the Act provides that for a period of eighteen months after applications

The Maryland House of Delegates this past week censured one of its members for using his legislative position to influence the medical cannabis regulators in favor of his client for who he was a paid consultant. The 138-0 resolution was the result of Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics finding that the actions violated the spirit