Florida

Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Florida

Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Florida

On Monday, two Florida lawmakers introduced identical bills to legalize medical marijuana in the 2014 legislative session.  Senators Joe Saunders and Jeff Clemens introduced the bills that would pre-empt...
Floridians Will Vote on Medical Marijuana Measure

Floridians Will Vote on Medical Marijuana Measure

On Monday, the Florida Supreme Court approved the ballot language for a medical marijuana bill that will, as a result, appear on the November election ballot. The Supreme Court...
Florida Medical Marijuana Activists Close to Getting Initiative on Ballot

Florida Medical Marijuana Activists Close to Getting Initiative on Ballot

According to activists supporting People United for Medical Marijuana in Florida, the group expects to submit enough voter signatures this week in order to have the issue qualify for...
Florida Supreme Court Evaluates Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue

Florida Supreme Court Evaluates Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court held a hearing on a proposed medical marijuana amendment to determine whether the ballot language is constitutional.  The constitutionality of the ballot language,...
Florida Couple Unknowingly Smuggles Marijuana From Louisiana

Florida Couple Unknowingly Smuggles Marijuana From Louisiana

A Florida couple unknowingly smuggled 11 pounds of marijuana to Louisiana after a strange series of events led them to be in possession of two locked suitcases that contained...
82% of Floridians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

82% of Floridians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new poll conducted by the Quinnipiac Polling Institute has found that 82% of Floridians support legalizing medical marijuana for individuals suffering from the symptoms of debilitating diseases. Independents...
Florida’s Top Lawmakers Speak Out Against Medical Marijuana

Florida’s Top Lawmakers Speak Out Against Medical Marijuana

On Wednesday, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz announced that they plan to ask the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed amendment that would...
Florida Court Sets Date for Medical Marijuana Arguments

Florida Court Sets Date for Medical Marijuana Arguments

In the coming weeks, advocates in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will have to go toe to toe with Attorney General Pam Bondi, who objects to the...
Florida Medical Marijuana Activists Gather Over 100,000 Signatures

Florida Medical Marijuana Activists Gather Over 100,000 Signatures

Florida medical marijuana activist group People United for Medical Marijuana are currently petitioning to get a ballot initiative approved which would allow voters to weigh in on medical marijuana...
Florida Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Given Green Light

Florida Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Given Green Light

On Wednesday, the Florida Department of State gave marijuana activists the green light to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would create a medical marijuana program in...