Medical Marijuana: Florida Law Creates ‘Oligopoly’ for Pot Businesses, Court Decides

Florida’s law requiring to grow, process and distribute cannabis and related products created an “oligopoly” and runs afoul of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, an appellate court has ruled. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana: Florida Law Creates ‘Oligopoly’ for Pot Businesses, Court Decides”

Ruling rejects limits on Florida medical marijuana businesses

In a ruling that could have a revolutionary impact if it stands, a Tallahassee judge has found a law limiting the number of medical marijuana operators in Florida runs afoul of a constitutional amendment approved by voters two years ago. Continue reading “Ruling rejects limits on Florida medical marijuana businesses”

One of Florida’s largest medical marijuana businesses forced to stop processing pot

Surterra, one of the state’s largest medical marijuana treatment centers, has been forced to stop processing cannabis — halting its production of new items — after it failed to meet a food safety inspection deadline in a little-noticed provision of state law last week. Continue reading “One of Florida’s largest medical marijuana businesses forced to stop processing pot”

Florida Lawmakers Still Don’t See Eye to Eye on Medical Marijuana

Florida lawmakers hope to agree by week’s end on medical marijuana, but the House and Senate bills still have many differences to resolve.

The Legislature is trying to come up with implementing rules for Amendment 2, which was approved by 71 percent of Florida voters last November. Rules must be in place by July and implemented by October. Continue reading “Florida Lawmakers Still Don’t See Eye to Eye on Medical Marijuana”