Five Bills That Would Change Florida’s Legal Marijuana Landscape

If Florida lawmakers are finding it difficult to keep up to date with the latest marijuana-related developments in the state, it’s hard to blame them. As well as fine-tuning legislation for the fledgling medical marijuana industry, and considering rafts of newly proposed cannabis bills, they’re also still working out how [...]

2019-12-03T08:52:23-07:00December 3, 2019|

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced In Florida

Last week, a Florida lawmaker submitted a bill that would decriminalize low-level marijuana possession. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Shevrin Jones (D), would render possession and delivery of 20 grams or less of marijuana and 600 milligrams or less of THC a noncriminal violation. “We must restore justice to our [...]

2019-08-13T08:44:25-07:00August 13, 2019|

Smoking Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In Florida

On March 18, 2019, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill repealing the ban on smokable medical marijuana for qualifying patients in Florida. The bill was a top priority for DeSantis and the first piece of legislation he has authorized since taking office in January 2019. Consequently, he declared that [...]

2019-03-25T09:02:43-07:00March 25, 2019|

Florida Governor Wants To End Ban On Smokable Medical Marijuana

Newly-elected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) wants a new law by mid-March that will end a smoking ban on medical marijuana and loosen limits on treatment center licenses. Florida voters approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative on November 8, 2016, paving the way for Amendment 2 which permits the [...]

2019-02-13T07:17:06-07:00February 16, 2019|

Is Second Time the Charm for MMJ in Florida?

The last time activists tried to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, it didn't end well. Voters strongly supported the idea - just not strongly enough. Florida state law requires a vote of at least 60 percent to amend its constitution by public referendum. Cannabis advocates scored 58 percent when they [...]

2018-09-12T10:51:23-07:00October 13, 2016|

Florida Gets Its First Medical Marijuana Shop

Florida is the third-most populous state in the country, so it's no small deal that the state got its first medical marijuana dispensary in July. The first legal medicinal pot shop opened in a Tallahassee strip mall July 26, and the store sold its first batch of cannabis to Dallas [...]

2018-09-12T10:53:40-07:00July 31, 2016|

Florida City Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

One of Florida's largest cities removed criminal penalties for marijuana possession in March. The Tampa City Council voted March 17 to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis. The vote came after months of debate and marks significant reform in the Sunshine State. People who break state marijuana laws in [...]

2018-09-12T10:59:51-07:00March 24, 2016|