Florida

Tue
07
Jul

Tremendous Cannabis Industry Growth Brings Need for Tamper Evident Product Protection

By Bob Frucci

Tremendous growth brings Greater Challenges

These are interesting and exciting times for both the Medical Marijuana (MMJ) and Security Industries. The MMJ industry is growing tremendously with all indications that this growth will continue into the long term. There are tremendous amounts of cash and huge assets of highly targeted valuable product that require protection. With tremendous growth comes tremendous challenge.

The legal marijuana industry brought in $2.4 billion last year, so it's certainly no longer any sort of laughing matter.

Mon
06
Jul

The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

DENVER 

Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago.

White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded legalization and landed its first major candidate, Rand Paul, at a trade show last month.

Mon
06
Jul

After amendment failed, would-be marijuana growing operation turns to investment

Bhang Corporation makes and markets cannabis-infused chocolates and is working on a deal to produce more traditional medical delivery systems, such as transdermal patches with AltMed LLC of Sarasota. Photo provided by Bhang Corporation.

SARASOTA COUNTY — In November – when Florida’s medical marijuana amendment came up two points short of the 60 percent approval that would give it the force of constitutional law – AltMed LLC was forced to confront an uncomfortable truth.

 

Bhang Corporation makes and markets cannabis-infused chocolates and is working on a deal to produce more traditional medical delivery systems, such as transdermal patches with AltMed LLC of Sarasota.
Photo provided by Bhang Corporation.

Sun
05
Jul

Drug interdictions result in a loss of about $8 billion in revenue for drug traffickers

On June 12, crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Vigilant offloaded 3,100 pounds of marijuana seized from a go-fast boat intercepted in the Caribbean Sea.

The story on how Coast Guard personnel seized the marijuana in late May in waters between Panama and the Colombian island of San Andrés emerged last week in Miami federal court records.

According to a criminal complaint filed by a special agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the action unfolded May 27 when a go-fast vessel was spotted traveling in international waters about 100 miles south of San Andrés Island, a Colombian possession east of Nicaragua and north of Panama.

Fri
03
Jul

12 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana Next

Washington State, Washington, D.C. and Colorado have blazed the trail for ending prohibition.

Through legal means these areas have adopted the recreational use of marijuana, freed the market for patients, opened the flood gates for entrepreneurs, and tax revenue for the states and districts. Based on research we have complied a list of states that will be vying for ending prohibition and legalization. With an election coming in 2016 all of these states on the list are going to have a measure on the ballot regarding marijuana. These are exciting times, friends. If you live in one of these states, be on the look out in November 2016 to vote for the right thing for our country. Enjoy.

 

1. California

Tue
30
Jun

Cheryl Shuman, MarijuanaStocks.com, & Wolf of Weed Street Announce Official Launch of the ‘WolfShot’ Hemp Energy Shot

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / June 29, 2015 / The newly formed team of Cheryl Shuman, MarijuanaStocks.com, and Wolf of Weed Street (the Team) are excited to announce the official launch of their first branded product, the ‘WolfShot.’ The Team has partnered with FBEC Worldwide Inc. (FBEC) to bring to market this hemp based energy shot that not only tastes great but also has all the added benefits of hemp packed into an easy to carry 2 ounce bottle. The WolfShot’s proprietary blend boasts FDA approved and CFR-21 tested ingredients that no other energy drink on the market currently has.

Tue
30
Jun

Florida Still Playing Medical Marijuana Waiting Game

Even though it has been nearly a year since the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the process to make available “Charlotte’s Web,” a non-euphoric strain of marijuana, is still a little ways off.

Extract from the plant can be used to treat patients suffering from epileptic seizures and other related disorders.

 

Sat
20
Jun

Police: Fla. man allegedly advertised weed on Craigslist

Criminals, it's not a good idea to take out ads revealing possible criminal activity.

A man from Miami-Dade County was arrested Tuesday after he was caught advertising “top shelf” marijuana on Craigslist, KeysInfoNet reports.

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Marijuana

Undercover deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office replied to the ad and Ramses Silva, 23, said he had “fire” for sale at $320 an ounce, according to KeysInfoNet. Fire is street slang for high-quality marijuana.  

Wed
17
Jun

INDUSTRIAL HEMP PLANTED IN CHRISTIAN COUNTY

More than 100 acres of industrial hemp will emerge during the next week after being planted Friday and Tuesday near Pembroke and Crofton. Kendall Clark and farm employee Landon Hopper used a Kubota tractor and a modified Kinze planter Tuesday to plant 95 acres of industrial hemp at Clark's Oak Lane farm. Clark says he decided to start out a little bigger than some farmers.

   
Clark says planting went well, but there were a few challenges he had to overcome to use a traditional planter.

Industrial hemp advocate Katie Moyer says it is exciting to see more than 100 acres of industrial planted in Christian County.

Hemp Historian Arinon Compass of Florida says Kentucky is at a critical stage in the reintroduction of industrial hemp in the United States.

Wed
17
Jun

Miami man accused of selling marijuana on Craigslist

A 23-year-old man from Miami is facing charges after posting marijuana for sale on Craigslist, Monroe County sheriff's deputies said.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Rhamses Silva posted an advertisement on Craigslist offering "medicinal high grade top shelf" marijuana, accompanied by a photo of a green leafy substance that appeared to be cannabis.

Herrin said deputies emailed Silva, asking if he would meet them in Monroe County to conduct a sale.

Herrin said Silva agreed to meet in the parking lot of a convenience store at the 106.5 mile marker and sell undercover deputies an ounce of marijuana for $320.

Detectives met with Silva just after noon Tuesday, when they handed over the cash for the drugs.

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