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
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
January 2018 a Big Month for Cannabis Legalization
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?
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
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana in Florida
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
What Are the Benefits of Medicinal Cannabis?
The debate over the legalization of marijuana has been raging on for years now. Twenty states at last count have legalized cannabis for medical purposes with many more being sure to follow. While many people feel that it should not be legalized for recreational use, strict medical cannabis testing shows that it has many surprising medical benefits for those … Read More