Florida

Tue
25
Aug

Marijuana Possession Has Been Decriminalized in Miami Beach

Lawmakers in Miami Beach have passed a new law that allows police to give a $100 citation to persons possessing under 20 grams of marijuana, instead of arresting and sending them to jail.

The Miami Beach Mayor mentioned: “We don’t want marijuana smoking on the streets. That’s still illegal. It’s illegal to distribute or sell any marijuana or anything like that. But if someone’s caught with under 20 grams, we don’t want to ruin their lives.”

Florida law states that possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in prison with fines up to $1,000.

Sat
22
Aug

Key West, Florida Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana

There is a growing trend in Florida. Local governments are voting to decriminalize marijuana. Florida lawmakers may not be willing to step up and decriminalize marijuana, but that hasn’t stopped local governments in Southeastern Florida from taking matters into their own hands. Key West, Florida is the latest local government to decriminalize marijuana. Per The Joint Blog:

Mon
17
Aug

Marijuana Legalization 2015: Will Florida Finally Get Legal Pot?

Florida marijuana proponents are moving forward with a new campaign to legalize pot after a recent push to bring medical cannabis to the state failed to pass muster with voters and state lawmakers. Replican State Rep. Greg Steube of Sarasota refiled a bill Friday to allow the medical use of marijuana. Meanwhile, supporters of a proposed ballot measure that would overhaul the state's constitution and allow legal cannabis have begun a signature collection drive.

Sun
16
Aug

Silver Tour " Should Grandma Smoke Pot gets translated into Russian

Silver Tour's "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?" is being used in more than a dozen countries to teach the benefits of cannabis.

Robert Plathorn, aka Bpbby the Tuna created a GoFundMe campaign to support his efforts towards leagalizing marijuana

Your funding made the production possible. Here is a version in Russian

Silver Tour's "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?" is being used in more than a dozen countries to teach the benefits of cannabis. Your funding made the production possible. Here is a version in Russian

 

Fri
14
Aug

Changes proposed for state's medical marijuana law

Florida lawmakers passed the so-called Charlotte's Web medical marijuana law two years ago -- but to date nobody has been helped.

That may change under a bill filed for the 2016 legislative session that would remove the limit on the number of growers and expand the number of diseases that qualify for use to include HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, or any terminal illness. Only cancer patients and seizure sufferers qualify now.

The current law has been bogged down in red tape from the Department of Health as well as litigation from nursery owners trying to position themselves as one of only five cannabis growers in the state.

Tue
11
Aug

Rubio says he'd use federal law to crack down on marijuana

Marco Rubio says as president he would enforce federal law against states that have legalized marijuana.

“Absolutely,” he said Sunday on Meet the Press. “I believe the federal government needs to enforce federal law.” (That part of the interview was short so Rubio's ideas on how far to go are not clear; he's also championed states' rights on various issues.)

But the Florida Republican also said he is open to medical marijuana, provided it goes through the FDA approval process and has true medicinal benefits. “I’m not in favor of legalizing marijuana. I’m not. I never have been.”

Mon
10
Aug

A new Florida marijuana initiative would legalize the plant for adults

Florida marijuana activists have launched a voter initiative called “Regulate Florida,” which would amend the Florida constitution to legalize and regulate adult use of marijuana in the Sunshine State.

If the Regulate Florida measure makes it on to the November 2016 ballot, Florida voters could face two decisions about the future use of marijuana: one to legalize medical use and another to legalize adult use. The Florida Legislature would be in charge of taxation in either case.

Sat
08
Aug

‘Regulate Florida’ marijuana initiative would legalize the plant for adults

Florida marijuana activists have launched a voter initiative called “Regulate Florida,” which would amend the Florida constitution to legalize and regulate adult use of marijuana in the Sunshine State.

If the Regulate Florida measure makes it on to the November 2016 ballot, Florida voters could face two decisions about the future use of marijuana: one to legalize medical use and another to legalize adult use. The Florida Legislature would be in charge of taxation in either case.

Thu
06
Aug

Cannavoices Launches a Legal Medical Cannabis Documentary Initiative

 

Cannavoices, Inc., a premier legal medical cannabis digital media company, launched “Cannavoices,” an unprecedented digital video and broadcast initiative. Produced by filmmakers, the multi-platform initiative aims to become not only the largest but also the most dynamic collection of legal medical cannabis stories ever assembled.

 

Wed
05
Aug

Tourism, tax revenue up in marijuana-friendly states

A dozen Florida State lawmakers are joining thousands of others in Seattle this week to talk policy, and legalized marijuana is on the lips of many in a state that saw legal marijuana sales begin a year ago.

Washington believes it is collecting taxes on just 10 percent of the marijuana used in the state, partly because medical marijuana is untaxed and unregulated.

Legal marijuana sales began in Colorado 18 months ago. Since then, tourism is up 14 percent.

While Coloradans say the increase is due to a lot of things, K.C. Becker represents the Boulder area and went to Seattle to share the Colorado experience.

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