The Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Florida’s Economy

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As more states adopt laws that enable the use of medical marijuana, the economic benefits of medical marijuana are becoming more apparent. Modern Canna Science, a licensed marijuana laboratory in central Florida that offers medical marijuana testing and consulting services for the state’s Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs), sees at least five ways in which Florida’s new medical marijuana law … Read More

Florida MMTC Application Updates

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This past April, the medical marijuana program in Florida reached a notable milestone when the FL Department of Health reported more than 100,567 registered medicinal cannabis patients in the state. However, legislators including Republican Senator Dana Young (Tampa), are concerned that the state’s supply of medicinal marijuana products is not keeping up with the growing demand. That is because Florida … Read More

Washington State May Enforce Cannabis Pesticide Testing

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Washington may soon join other states — including Oregon, California and Colorado — in requiring growers to submit product for pesticide testing for recreational cannabis. The state currently has more than 1,000 licensed producer-processors, and cultivators hope the move will inspire confidence among consumers and improve sales. Florida-based laboratory Modern Canna Science stands ready and able to provide accurate testing in … Read More

Trulieve Challenges Florida’s Cap on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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On July 12, 2016, Florida legislators made it legal to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana products to eligible patients. However, the landmark bill limits the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that businesses can open to just 25. This cap, which is part of an amendment that largely legalized medical cannabis in Florida, is slated to expire in two years. In … Read More

Fight for Cannabis Legalization in Florida Rages On

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The consensus is clear: 64% of Americans want to see cannabis legalized according to a national Gallup Poll. This marks the highest figure since 1969. For Floridians, a recent major setback has occurred, but the residents of the Sunshine State are not giving up and marching forward. What Is Going on with Florida? Currently, nine states have legalized recreational cannabis. Florida … Read More

Brewers Enhance Flavor by Adding Terpenes to Beer

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As craft beer brewing has exploded in recent years, some South Florida breweries have found the key to pumping up the flavor in their brews – and it comes in the form of cannabis terpenes. Terpenes offer a variety of distinctive flavors and aromas that some brewers believe fill out the flavor of their beers. This is just the latest … Read More

January 2018 a Big Month for Cannabis Legalization

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Marijuana legalization is spreading across the nation, and January 2018 may have been the month that opens the floodgates to mass legal decriminalization. Two high-profile states – California and Vermont – have joined the states that have already legalized marijuana possession and use. Industry watchers suspect that the move will prompt other states to follow. California and Vermont join dozens … Read More

Recreational Cannabis in Florida: When Will It Be Legal?

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The state of Florida made historical progress in 2016 when it legalized the use of medical marijuana. This was a pivotal landmark for the cannabis industry. What does 2018 hold? For many, there was hope of even more forward progress with the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. For now, though, it looks like that hope will have to wait … Read More

Legal Cannabis Gives Rise to Testing Industries

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Now that medical cannabis is legal in many states, including Florida, the importance of establishing quality and purity standards has taken center stage. Medical cannabis is still an emerging industry and as such, the regulations in Florida and elsewhere are expected to continue evolving for quite some time. With regulatory guidelines not yet firmly established, it’s particularly critical for industry … Read More

Qualifying for Medical Marijuana in Florida

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In 2014, Florida governor Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act into law. The legislation provides a framework — managed by the Department of Health—which sanctions the use of low-THC cannabis for medical purposes. Dried marijuana that contains 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (the psychoactive componentTHC) is considered “Low-THC.” The act authorizes state-licensed physicians to order medical marijuana … Read More