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Florida Marijuana

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Was More Popular Than Many Victorious Politicians | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

In the three states and the District of Columbia that had marijuana legalization measures on the 2014 ballot, ending some prohibition on a plant was m...

Matt Ferner

War On Drugs Loses Another Big Battle | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Voters in several states on Tuesday dealt blows to the United States' decades-long drug war, passing measures to legalize marijuana for recreational u...

Matt Ferner

Medical Marijuana Fails In Florida | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Although polls have found almost 90 percent public support for medical marijuana in Florida, a state measure that would have legalized cannabis for me...

State's Marijuana Campaign Heats Up

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Opponents of a proposal to let doctors in Florida prescribe marijuana are poised to...

A Majority Of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Florida residents don't just love medical marijuana, they support legalizing the recreational use of it, too. According to a Quinnipiac University...

Matt Ferner

GOP Megadonor Funds Both Anti-Weed Amendment And Pro-Weed Study | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

While casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly poured millions into the fight against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida, hi...

Hunter Stuart

These States Are Ready To Break The Marijuana Taboo In The Conservative South | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Any day now, Alabama -- which was ranked the most conservative state in the country by Gallup last year -- will become the first state in the South to...

The Next Move: A Medical Marijuana Bill 'In the Spirit of the Constitutional Amendment'

Gary Stein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

This year, three initiatives are moving forward in Florida that can help control the quality, quantity and delivery of a substance that can help thousands of suffering Floridians.

The "Blunt" Truth: Driving While High

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.30.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

The most common effects of marijuana include feelings of relaxation, euphoria, disorientation, altered time and space perception, lack of concentration, and altered thought. But how does all of that affect drivers?

Marco Rubio Won't Say If He's Smoked Pot

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is declining to say whether he ever smoked marijuana. The Florida Republican and potential presidential...

Medical Marijuana 1 Step Away From Being On Florida's Ballot This Year

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Medical marijuana legalization is a step away from being on the ballot in Florida in 2014, which would leave the issue up to voters to decide. Polls s...

Will Marijuana Decide the Florida Governor's Race?

Jag Davies | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Jag Davies

A medical marijuana victory at the ballot box in Florida would certainly be a breakthrough in the South, a breakthrough in one of the most populous states in the country, and a breakthrough in a bellwether state in American politics.

Florida Lawmakers Move To Legalize Buzz-Free Marijuana Strain

Sun Sentinel | Susannah Bryan | Posted 03.11.2014 | Miami

A movement to legalize a strain of marijuana shown to stop seizures in children gained steam on Thursday, with Florida lawmakers vowing to move forwar...

Florida Marijuana Ballot Petition Nears Goal

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Organizers of a Florida campaign for medical use of marijuana say they expect to subm...

Florida Supreme Court Weighs Medical Marijuana Proposal

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec 5 (Reuters) - Florida's Supreme Court justices raised concerns on Thursday at a hearing on a ...

Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

A large majority of Florida voters -- 82 percent -- supported legalizing medical marijuana, but were divided on recreational pot use, according to a Q...

Florida House, Senate File Against Medical Marijuana

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Florida legislative leaders have formally joined Attorney General Pam Bondi's attempt to block a medical-marijuana constitutional amendment from reach...

Bondi Asks Court To Toss Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 24 (Reuters) - Florida's attorney general told the state's high court on Thursday that suppor...

Big Win For Medical Pot In Florida

Posted 08.16.2013 | Miami

Thursday, organizers celebrated a big win for decriminalizing medical marijuana in Florida. United For Care announced they had obtained over 100,00...

Why Medical Marijuana Might FINALLY Make The Florida Ballot

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 10.05.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Michael Derigo arrived home from a trip to the grocery store June 25 to find half a dozen police cars surrounding his mobile home in Gibsonto...

Sell Two Of These? Lose The Right To Vote

Posted 06.18.2013 | Miami

Rick Scott's popularity is somehow on the upswing, according to a recent poll, despite a series of controversial laws he approved this month. In ad...

State's Medical Marijuana Effort Could Get Help From Unexpected Group

stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Florida's War On Bongs

Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

Eighteen states and D.C. have passed medical marijuana legislation but in Florida, the "Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act" can't even get a hearing in...

Poll Shows Potential Trouble For Rick Scott On Marijuana

Miami Herald | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

As many as seven in 10 Florida voters support a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana - more than enough to ensure passage and p...