Florida

Fri
29
May

The biggest drug dealer on Silk Road has been sentenced to 10 years in prison

Cornelis Jan Slomp, the Dutchman who became the biggest seller of illegal drugs on the so-called Deep Web marketplace Silk Road, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Slomp sold MDMA, ecstasy, cocaine, benzodiazepine, amphetamine, LSD, and marijuana in vast quantities on Silk Road, working from his home in Holland and using the account name SuperTrips.

What made Slomp such a big target wasn't the range of drugs he sold (lots of sellers offer a variety of items on the Deep Web, a section of the internet hidden from most web browsers), but the sheer amount he was able to sell.

Thu
28
May

Florida judge dismisses challenge to 'Charlotte's Web' medical marijuana

The low-THC, non-euphoric medical cannabis oil, also known as Charlotte's Web, is one step closer to reality in Florida.  

A judge has dismissed a challenge that a law approved last year by the Florida Legislature, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, would favor some potential marijuana growers over others.  The challenge was brought by Baywood Nurseries of Apopka.

Under state law, five licenses would be issued to companies to grow the marijuana and extract its oil, to be prescribed to those who suffer from debilitating conditions, such as epilepsy.   While the law went into effect last summer, the Florida Department of Health has not been able to proceed with rules and regulations on how to implement Charlotte's Web, because of the legal wrangling.

Tue
26
May

Creating The Epicenter Of Florida’s Cannabis Industry

By Peter Sessa

A city world famous for its cigar trade may soon be home to the nexus of Florida’s medical marijuana industry.

How do you build an industry around a product that is still considered illegal in your state? Rather than a challenge, Common Bond Collaborative sees this as a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Mon
25
May

Florida Legislature kicks the can on medical marijuana; supporters gear up new ballot initiative

 

Medical marijuana supporters are gearing up another ballot initiative for 2016, and the Florida lawmaker who sponsored a failed medical marijuana bill this past session and said he would never support a consitituional amendment, said he doesn't blame them.

"As little as the Legislature moved on this, good for them," said Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota. "I think this should be done in the Legislature but if we don't act, it gives them no other option."

Fri
22
May

Wolf Of Weed Street: FindaMarijuanaDoctor.com

As the United States starts collectively losing their prejudice towards Medical-Marijuana and its many positive uses for patients in need FindaMarijuanaDoctor.com (FAMD) looks to match patients with Doctors & Vice Versa. Polling data demonstrates that prohibition will eventually end and data from Doctors has demonstrated the many uses for cannabinoids for a wide range of ailments. The goal of FAMD is to advocate for both Doctor & Patient, to increase awareness of the positive effects of Medical-Marijuana while simultaneously eradicating the negative propaganda surrounding this plant. If you are reading this, you most certainly know someone that has benefited from #MMJ in some way, maybe you're a Doctor, maybe you want to be a patient & aren't sure how to proceed.

Thu
21
May

Florida: UF working on state funded research on low-THC medical marijuana

The University of Florida is moving forward with two state-funded research initiatives on low-THC medical marijuana systems lawmakers approved in 2014.

This week, the Florida Department of Health announced its approval of $1 million for a team led by UF Health Shands pediatric neurologist Dr. Paul Carney to treat up to 50 children who have drug resistant epilepsy with a minimal-THC content, cannabidiol-rich oral solution called Epidiolex.

That study will recruit participants in Gainesville and across the state at several other hospitals and focus on children ages 2-16 whose seizures have not been controlled by other anti-epileptic drugs.

Thu
21
May

Medical Marijuana Conference in Palm Beach County Kicks Off Thursday

Even after the drive to get medical marijuana legalized in Florida fell short by two percentage points in voting, there still remains a strong backing by many Floridians for medicinal weed to be made legal. But while groups like United for Care are pushing to get medical marijuana back on the ballot in 2016, it's still very much illegal to possess it, grow it, and sell it — even while some still think there are exceptions. 

Yet that's not stopping medical marijuana advocates and experts from hitting up Palm Beach County this week to discuss medicinal cannabis and its many benefits.  

Wed
20
May

Consumers Becoming More Aware of Hemp's Nutritional Benefits as Companies Race to Introduce Healthy, Cannabis Infused Beverages

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Hemp-based consumer products for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and supplement industries continue to evolve as more and more states nationwide soften on restrictions for Legal & Medical Marijuana industries.  Marijuana & Cannabis Based Companies in focus today are: Algae International Group, Inc. (OTC: ALGA), Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), Easton Pharmaceuticals (OTC: EAPH), DigiPath, Inc. (OTC: DIGP), American Green, Inc. (OTC: ERBB) and Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS).

Wed
20
May

Marijuana tracking system maker sues rival over publicity materials, putdowns

A Lakeland company behind Colorado’s tracking system for marijuana plants has accused a competitor of deceptive business practices.

Lawyers for Franwell say BioTrackTHC, based in Ft. Lauderdale, lies in publicity material and lies about Franwell in the media and communications to state regulators.

The purpose, according to documents filed by Franwell in federal court May 11, is to interfere with the Lakeland company’s $1.5 million Colorado contract and to sway officials to choose BioTrack for a competitive contract in Jamaica.

Sun
17
May

Medical Marijuana United of Florida pulls support for Mississippi pot initiative

A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana says a threat prompted him to withdraw his offer to pay supporters of Mississippi's petition drive to gather signatures on petitions for a statewide election.

Jeremy Bufford of Medical Marijuana United in Tampa, Florida, offered in April to pay $1 to $2 for each certified signature.

The Commercial Appeal reports that Bufford says in an email to Mississippi supporters that he decided to withdraw after consulting with law enforcement and attorneys. He did not describe the threat.

He did not immediately respond to an email Sunday from The Associated Press; the newspaper said he did not return its phone call.

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