Following up on my post from earlier this week, the Florida Senate Health committee unanimously passed SB 1134 which would strip out the requirement that black farmers who want to obtain a coveted medical marijuana license be a member of the Florida Chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (which has closed its membership).
Last week, Leon County, Florida Circuit Judge Charles Dodson granted a temporary injunction sought by Columbus Smith regarding a portion of the Florida law passed last year to implement Amendment Two (medical marijuana). I posted before about Smith’s lawsuit.
The law implementing Amendment Two called for an overall increase of 10 licenses for Medical…
Now comes news that Tetra Health Company, a California based company which quickly opened several medical marijuana clinics in Florida, is now, just a…
As I posted previously, the State of Florida missed the deadline to issue more licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers.
Florida has also encountered serious delays in processing requests for medical marijuana i.d. cards due to the fact that Florida’s Department of Health is requiring patients to send in a paper check to get their…
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…
Florida continues to make forward progress on implementation of Amendment Two (medical marijuana) with additional licenses and dispensaries being approved or opened around the state.
Three new licenses are being added in Florida.
The following municipalities in Florida are moving forward with medical marijuana dispensaries:
- New Port Richey, located north
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:
- Marathon City, located in the Keys, has extended its moratorium for another 180 days.
- Winter Garden, located
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida wanted to be ready for the implementation of Amendment 2 (medical marijuana) so they set up their own limits on dispensaries that included the following:
- One dispensary per 67,000 residents;
- Location was limited to one part of town the community commercial district;
- No drive-throughs;
- Limited hours.
Boynton has now…
As noted in my prior post, when the Florida Legislature finally passed laws to implement Amendment 2 (medical marijuana) it did not include smoking as a permissible use for medical marijuana.
And, as expected, litigation has been filed to allow medical marijuana to be smoked. The Florida law does permit vaping of medical marijuana. …