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Florida Medical Marijuana

Group Suggests Medical Marijuana Will Lead To Date Rape By Pot Cookie

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

There's been a lot of chatter about Florida's upcoming vote on medical marijuana legalization bill, Amendment 2. But No On 2, a campaign partially...

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...

Florida's New Business Boom: Medical Marijuana

Miami Herald | Audra D.S. Burch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Miami

Before the sun set over the rows of palms and ferns and hibiscus that Thursday, Chuck Buster had heard from a half dozen friends, all calling to tell ...

Rick Scott Signs Law Allowing Limited Medical Marijuana Use

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

(Adds background, quote from sponsor of bill, changes byline and dateline) By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 16...

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...

Matt Ferner

Casino Billionaire Funds Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Florida legislation that would legalize medical marijuana just got a very wealthy opponent. Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul and GOP super donor, has...

Matt Ferner

New Ads Target Members Of Congress Who Opposed Medical Marijuana Measure | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Medical marijuana advocates are turning up the heat on House lawmakers who last week voted against an amendment to block the Drug Enforcement Administ...

'Vote No on 2' Group Is Actually Helping the Amendment Work

Gary Stein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

On behalf of all those who truly need MMJ to ease their suffering, I would like to thank VNO2 for "pulling a Microsoft" and giving our Legislature the tools that will make Amendment 2 a reality.

Supporters Mobilize For Medical Marijuana Initiative

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day ...

How A Medical Marijuana Measure Could Boost Florida Democrats

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana a...

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.

State Introduces Bills To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb 10 (Reuters) - Florida state legislators introduced identical bills on Monday to legalize me...

Rick Scott And Charlie Crist Do NOT Agree On Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 01.28.2014 | Miami

Gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist (D) said he will vote for a November constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida. ...

Crist Could Get A Boost From Medical Pot Initative

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

By David Adams and Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A November ballot measure to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Flo...

State Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana Initiative To Go On November Ballot

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and...

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...

Florida Medical Marijuana Campaign Reaches MAJOR Goal

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supporters of a medical marijuana constitutional amendment in Florida say they have ...

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 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...

Florida's 2014 Medical Marijuana Showdown: Get Your Popcorn Ready

Jamie Haase | Posted 10.21.2013 | Miami
Jamie Haase

If this isn't a clear sign that medical marijuana needs to come to Florida -- for the thousands of others like Cathy who aren't as fortunate in the legal system -- then who knows what is.

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...

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 Bong Ban Passes, But Doesn't Really Ban Bongs

Posted 04.29.2013 | Miami

Florida is on the verge of sort-of-banning some types of bongs -- er, "utensils of death," according to a lawmaker -- after a House-approved drug para...