Florida

Thu
03
May

Florida appeals court blocks 'homegrown' marijuana ruling

Siding with the state Department of Health, an appeals court at least temporarily blocked a Tampa businessman from being able to grow marijuana as he seeks to prevent a relapse of lung cancer.

The First District Court of Appeal reinstated a stay of a Leon County circuit judge’s ruling that would allow Joe Redner to grow his own pot for a treatment known as “juicing.”

Circuit Judge Karen Gievers last month ruled that Redner is entitled grow and possess marijuana for juicing under a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in Florida.

Tue
24
Apr

More than 100,000 sign up to get medical marijuana in Florida

Florida’s medical-marijuana patient database has hit the 100,000 mark, according to a weekly update issued by the state Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

As of Friday, 100,576 Florida patients had registered with the office, an increase of more than 2,500 in the past week.

Only 75,208 of the registered patients have been issued ID cards allowing them to purchase the marijuana treatment, and nearly 3,000 more applications for the cards are being processed.

According to the update, 1,314 doctors have qualified to order marijuana treatment for patients.

Fri
20
Apr

Feds demand that Florida breweries stop making beers with cannabis terpenes

Much like CBD, terpene oil is a completely non-psychoactive ingredient. Regardless, this isn’t stopping the feds from cracking down on terp-infused brews.

Fri
13
Apr

Florida court rules that only one medical marijuana patient can grow his own pot

The decision applies to just one specific cancer patient, but it could set a precedent for expanding the state's restrictive medical marijuana laws.

A Florida court has ruled that one specific medical cannabis patient can grow his own marijuana to be used in a plant-juicing regimen recommended by his doctor.

The state's exceptionally strict medical marijuana laws forbid home grows, but Judge Karen Gievers ruled that 77-year-old Tampa resident and cancer patient Joe Redner could be personally exempted from this restriction.

Fri
06
Apr

Six terpene infused brews set cannabis beer trend for south Florida

Several South Florida breweries have recently started using terpenes — the non-psychoactive flavor molecules responsible for the aroma and flavor in cannabis — to create new beers.

Locally, much of the recent experimentation is thanks to CW Smith, director of operations for Boynton Beach-based Terpene Station, a business he established in 2017 with the goal of making terpenes available to local brewers who add them to give beer a flavor boost.

Fri
23
Mar

Florida company to bring cannabis training to Cleveland

HempStaff, a training and recruiting agency based in Florida, is bringing their Medical Marijuana Dispensary Training courses to Cleveland Saturday, March 31.

The 4-hour course is designed to educate those in the cannabis industry such as business owners, workers and cultivators.

The sessions contain information on Ohio’s cannabis laws and regulations, the various products offered on the market, how to use cannabis for health and information on dosage recommendations.

HempStaff also offers recruitment assistance to students. They review resumes and provide tips on how to connect with employers at dispensaries and cultivation sites who need entry- level applicants.

Fri
09
Mar

The status and future of medical marijuana in Florida

Over 70 percent of the voters agreed that Amendment Two, which called for the expansion of medical marijuana should become law, and that patients who qualify should have legal access to medical marijuana.

On election night in November 2016, Florida voters sent a strong message to their state government and to the federal government that the time for legalizing marijuana for qualified patients was well past.

Over 70 percent of the voters agreed that Amendment Two, which called for the expansion of medical marijuana should become law, and that patients who qualify should have legal access to medical marijuana. Amendment

Thu
08
Mar

Army vet demands access to medical marijuana: 'we have more of the worst drugs in our systems now than [cannabis] could do to us'

Twenty-one year Army and Air Force veteran Matthew Rumple became addicted to opioids after being given morphine to deal with an injury he suffered while serving in Iraq, writes Calvin Hughes.

Tue
06
Mar

The fight for smokable medical marijuana in Florida goes to court

The fight for smokable medical marijuana in Florida goes to court in May. Medical cannabis activists are suing the state to get a ban on smokable cannabis overturned. People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM) filed the suit in July of last year. According to sources, Leon County Judge Karen Gievers set a trial date of May 16 in the case. Judge Gievers will hear and decide the case without the help of a jury.

Thu
01
Mar

Everything you need to know about legal marijuana in Florida

For years, marijuana advertising in Miami was limited to some gentlemen strolling Ocean Drive mumbling “weedcokex” to unwitting tourists. Now, there are literally ads for weed on top of taxi cabs.

Since Florida voters passed Amendment 2, legalizing medicinal marijuana in 2016, ads for marijuana doctors are popping up in local weeklies, on cabs, and even on billboards. But don’t let them fool you: We are a long way from becoming Colorado, and there are still plenty of questions about how medical marijuana works in Florida.

For instance: Who are these doctors on the taxis, and how can I get them to write me a prescription? Where can I buy it? Do they have Taco Bells nearby? To help iron it out, we talked to a few experts with intimate knowledge of the subject.

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