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By Kevin Derby 

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to allow more companies to research how Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can be used for medicinal purposes.

Noting that the federal Drug Enforcement Agency had approved plans for Tilray, a company based out of British Columbia, to import CBD and THC for studies on how to treat nerve pain, Curbelo called on the U.S. Department of Justice to get out of the... Continue >

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  • Tallahassee should fulfill voters’ wishes on medical marijuana, influencers say

    Posted: 10/23/2018
    Miami Herald By Adam Wollner Nearly two years after Florida voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Tallahassee needs to implement the policy more effectively, but state officials should not take the extra step of legalizing the drug completely. That’s the view of the Florida Influencers, a panel of the state’s leading voices from across the political and policy spectrum. In a new survey, 85 percent said Florida officials should make it easier for qualifying patients to obtain medical marijuana, while 15 percent said they should not. Read the full article Here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/influencers/article218786445.html#storylink=cpy Continue >
  • We asked Florida candidates if they’ve smoked marijuana. Here’s what they said.

    Posted: 10/23/2018
    Tampa Bay Times - The Buzz Steve Contorno Marijuana use is on the rise in the United States. A federal drug survey released last month found half of American adults have tried marijuana once in their life, the high point of the last 20 years. As marijuana grows more ubiquitous, sentiments about the drug have shifted, too. More Americans than ever, 62 percent, believe marijuana should be legalized, according to Pew Research Center, a complete reversal from a decade ago. Florida's next class of elected leaders will confront these changing attitudes. Will they do so from a position of personal... Continue >
  • Republicans and Democrats gathering for medical marijuana

    Posted: 09/26/2018
    Tampa Bay Times - The Buzz By: Adam C. Smith TAMPA BAY, FL - This is the first election cycle where medical marijuana stands to be a significant issue for political campaigns. The medical marijuana advocacy group Empowering Wellness will host a bi-partisan conference in St. Petersburg Oct. 6 featuring marijuana friendly elected officials and industry representatives wanting to expand patient access to cannabis. Co-sponsors include U.S. Reps. Charlie Cris, D-St. Petersburg and Darren Soto, D-Orlando and state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg.  Read the full article here:http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/09/25/republicans-and-democrats-gathering-for-medical-marijuana/ Continue >

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