Florida

Wed
21
Nov

Liberty Health Sciences to open five new dispensaries, bringing total number of Florida locations to 12 by year end

Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) www.libertyhealthsciences.com ("Liberty" or the "Company"), a provider of high quality cannabis, announced today that it plans to open two new dispensaries in Miami and Dania Beach by the end of November and three more in Hollywood, Bonita Springs and Orange Park by the end of this December. Each of the dispensaries will feature free 24-hour delivery service throughout their service area.   

Fri
02
Nov

Medical marijuana barriers to fall as Florida politicians from both parties back reform

In 2011, I made a relatively meek attempt at pulling together a campaign to place an amendment legalizing medical marijuana before Florida voters. I couldn’t raise enough money for a poll, nor could I find an individual of any stature or credibility who would serve as chairman of a political committee.

Two years later, after Colorado and Washington State became the first states to legalize marijuana for adult use, the environment was much different: a poll showed 71 percent support among Florida voters, and Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan decided to bring the full weight of his voice - and his checkbook - to the effort.

Wed
31
Oct

Florida House seeks to defend medical marijuana law

The Florida House is seeking to intervene in a potentially far-reaching legal battle about the constitutionality of a 2017 law that set regulations for the state’s medical marijuana industry.

House lawyers last week requested approval to help defend the law, which was designed to carry out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. A Leon County circuit judge this month sided with a Tampa-based firm that contends the 2017 law did not properly follow the constitutional amendment, in part because the law capped the number of medical marijuana licenses that can be issued.

Mon
29
Oct

Florida voters OK'd medical marijuana, but some city leaders just won't have it

Several Florida cities that temporarily banned pot dispensaries now keep them out permanently.

Nearly two years after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana, some cities' temporary stops to cannabis businesses have turned into outright bans.

Wed
24
Oct

Liberty Health Sciences opens three new medical cannabis education centers in Florida

Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) www.libertyhealthsciences.com, a provider of high quality cannabis, announced today the planned opening this week of three of its newest Cannabis Education Center (CEC) dispensaries in Winter Haven, FL; Palm Harbor, FL, and Merritt Island, FL featuring free 24-hour delivery service throughout Florida. Opening for the Palm Harbor and Merritt Island locations are subject to DOH approval.

Mon
22
Oct

Florida: Gov. Scott appeals judge's ruling on medical marijuana law that industry feared would create chaos

Florida Governor Rick Scott filed a last hour appeal Friday afternoon that stopped a judge’s ruling that many feared might throw the state’s medical cannabis industry into chaos. “The Governor has directed the Department of Health to appeal this ruling after hearing from the Legislature, which is responsible for creating laws, not the judiciary,” according to Scott spokesman John Tupps.

The appeal stops a ruling from a Tallahassee area judge who ruled the state’s medical marijuana law unconstitutional because it failed to carry out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana, and ordered the state to start opening up the licensing process by 5 p.m. Friday.

Mon
15
Oct

Florida candidates were asked if they've smoked marijuana and here's what they said

Florida’s next class of elected leaders will confront changing attitudes about marijuana as a drug and recreational past time. Will they do so from a position of personal experience? Nikki Fried has the dankest website of any major candidate for statewide office in Florida.

Bumper stickers and T-shirts for the Democrat sell for $4.20. There is more cannabis green on the site than donkey blue. Among her top priorities for the Department of Agriculture, the state agency she hopes to lead? Expand medical marijuana and embrace industrial hemp.

Thu
11
Oct

6 states without ballot initiatives where voters' choices will greatly affect marijuana legalization

We’re four weeks away from the November midterm elections, and obviously a lot in the political landscape could change on that day. Democrats could retake Congress, governor’s mansions could flip to a new party and so much more, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
11
Oct

Florida medical marijuana CEO says he's seen tons of opioid addicts are switching to marijuana

Many people argue that increasing access to legal marijuana will help people avoid dangerous opioids, and now the CEO of Florida's largest medical marijuana producer says that's 100 percent the case, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Tue
09
Oct

Florida's largest medical cannabis producer seeing 'huge transition' from opioids to marijuana treatment, says CEO

Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers describes how Florida's largest fully licensed medical marijuana company is faring amid the cannabis craze. Rivers tells CNBC's Jim Cramer that Trulieve is "seeing a huge transition" from opioids to medical cannabis

Florida patients with serious conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder are increasingly opting for medical cannabis over opioids, the CEO of the state's first and largest fully licensed medical marijuana company told CNBC on Monday.

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