What Would the Reclassification of Cannabis Mean for Florida?

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United States cannabis laws continue to undergo significant changes at a rapid pace. In August in the year 2023, a pivotal development emerged when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent an official message to the Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)  requesting the reevaluation and possible reclassification of marijuana’s legal status under federal law. The … Read More

HB 1387: A closer look at Florida’s Medical Marijuana Legislation

The medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth in recent years due to shifting public opinions and reliable scientific data. Legalizing medical marijuana in more states has improved accessibility and recognition of its potential benefits. Florida has recently implemented new regulations regarding hemp and marijuana, including HB 1387,  SB 1676, and issuing 22 New Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Licenses. HB … Read More

Senate Bill 1676: What does it do?

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A recently passed law in Florida, SB 1676, aims to ensure that all hemp products sold in Florida are safe for human consumption. Legal hemp products must comply with several requirements outlined in SB 1676. SB 1676 requires that any retailer distributing hemp products in the state test their products in a certified hemp testing laboratory. Hemp retailers in the state … Read More

22 New Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Licenses in Florida

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The Florida Department of Health published an emergency rule in February 2023, 64ER23-1, establishing the application deadline for 22 additional Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs). The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) must issue four (4) additional Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC) licenses for every 100,000 registered patients. The addition of 22 licenses will keep up with 804,066 active patients as … Read More

Vertically Integrated Cannabis

What is vertical integration? Vertical integration is an economic term used in business models to describe the systematic affairs of a company. These affairs refer to whether the stages of a company’s supply chain operations are directly owned by that respective company or not. In other words, vertical integration means the entirety of a business’s supply chain is integrated, owned, … Read More

When will the Senate vote on the MORE Act 2022?

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For the second time in American history, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on whether or not to end the federal ban on cannabis – and it passed. America is slowly but surely approaching the days of federally legalized cannabis. Maybe the grass is greener on the other side. On Friday April 1st, the House floor passed the MORE Act … Read More

U.S. House Passes Historic Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

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In an unprecedented vote that may permanently change medical and recreational drug use, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation for marijuana decriminalization. Such a statute would have been groundbreaking in and of itself, yet the news does not stop there. The House marijuana decriminalization bill also proposed to expunge non-violent convictions related to the substance under the Act’s … Read More

FDA Issues Guidelines for Development of Cannabis-Based Drugs

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Legislative changes, including the 2018 Farm Bill, have opened the doors to clinical research on cannabis-based medicinal products. Recognizing the potential opportunities that cannabis compounds may offer, the FDA recently published preliminary guidance on how to conduct federally approved research for drugs containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds. The federal agency states that activities relating to the cultivation and manufacture of … Read More

Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

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Marijuana laws are extremely complex and differ state-to-state. A 2016 Florida law permits limited medical marijuana use. Other states ban marijuana altogether, while others are laxer and permit recreational use. It’s a shame that cannabis is so heavily regulated given the numerous economic benefits associated with legalization. This isn’t just conjecture from an advocate. Many studies and economic analysts attest … Read More

Did You Know There’s a Medical Marijuana Drive-Through in Florida?

Why do fast food and café chains have drive-thru options? This makes ordering and pickup a timesaver for customers. Well, it looks like several medical marijuana dispensaries are following suit. Several counties in the state are opening cannabis shops with pickup available via drive-thru. Find out how the process works and how you can take advantage of it. How Does … Read More