Florida cities and counties are in a dilemma about pot.

State lawmakers approved regulations in June that left city and county officials with a Hobson's choice about the sale of medical marijuana in their communities.

Local governments can either impose outright bans on medical-marijuana dispensaries or allow unlimited numbers of marijuana retail outlets, under an “all or nothing” approach approved during a special legislative session.

Dozens of cities have approved or are considering temporary moratoriums on medical- marijuana dispensaries, but... Continue >

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  • Sun Sentinel: Need medical marijuana? Here's what to expect

    Posted: 08/15/2017
    Hundreds of doctors in Florida are now certified to recommend medical marijuana for patients, and one of the biggest concentrations is in South Florida. Palm Beach County ranks sixth of Florida’s 67 counties for the number of qualified doctors per resident. Miami-Dade County is ninth and Broward 15th. More than 100 doctors signed on in the three weeks between June 16, and Aug. 4, according to the Florida Department of Health. The increase comes as the state moves forward to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters that allows marijuana use for certain ailments. Still, patients in some parts of... Continue >
  • Orlando Sentinel: John Morgan sues state over smoking ban in medical marijuana law

    Posted: 07/06/2017
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando attorney John Morgan sued the state Thursday, saying a new law that bans smoking medical marijuana violates the constitutional amendment that he fought to get approved. “Today is a day that should not have been necessary, other than the Florida Legislature decided not to do their job,” Morgan said. A law signed by Gov. Rick Scott that took effect Saturday sets up rules surrounding the medical marijuana industry, which was legalized through a constitutional amendment that Morgan helped put on the ballot and was approved by voters last November. Morgan contends that because the ballot amendment says... Continue >
  • Miami Herald: Gov. Scott signs medical marijuana expansion into law

    Posted: 06/23/2017
    TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month. Lawmakers passed the measure (SB 8A) in a special session after failing in their regular session that ended in May to implement a constitutional amendment legalizing the drug, which was supported by 71 percent of voters last year. Under the constitutional amendment, patients with a host of conditions can buy and use medical marijuana. Among the conditions that qualify for the drug: cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma and epilepsy. The new law also sets... Continue >

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