Miami Beach Considers Yet Another Six-Month Medical Marijuana Ban

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 3:04 p.m. Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola has an extremely weird list of interests. For one, he’s extremely into the 1960s counter-culture. A few years ago, he snapped a photo of himself in a leather jacket at the exact site where the cover shot for Bob Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ Bob...

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Tallahassee Will Probably Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana Today

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 9:01 a.m. When Florida overwhelmingly voted to approve medical marijuana last November, it’s a fair bet that most of the millions of voters who checked yes on Amendment 2 imagined a future in which sick patients would be free to roll up a joint to smoke away their pain in peace....

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Ricky Williams Headlines the Southeast Cannabis Conference & Expo

Monday, June 5, 2017 at 9:33 a.m. EXPAND Southeast Cannabis Conference & Expo High-profile speakers will take the stage to discuss the future of medical marijuana at the first ever Southeast Cannabis Conference & Expo (SECC Expo). The convention, which will run June 9-11 at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, marks the first conference in Florida dedicated to...

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Miamians Throw “Medical Marijuana Party” With 50 Pounds of Weed, Get Arrested

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. Most sensible Americans these days believe in ending the War on Drugs. The facts are clear that low-level drug arrests ruin lives and tear families apart. Some day, selling weed in Florida will no longer feed thousands of new prisoners into the state’s broken criminal justice system. But...

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Miami’s City Attorneys Need A Reefer Education

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9 a.m. The City of Miami may want to think about drug testing Barnaby Min. The deputy city attorney must have been high when he compared legalizing medical marijuana to legalizing pedophilia during a Miami Planning Board session earlier this week. He was arguing against dispensaries in the city. Looking...

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. In 2017, legalizing medical marijuana is not a crazy fringe position. To date, 29 states plus Washington D.C. have all allowed sick people access to the drug. In November, an overwhelming majority of Florida voters agreed that the Sunshine State should also write legal medical pot into the...

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Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Three days after state lawmakers failed to pass a bill establishing rules for medical marijuana, Miami Springs Vice Mayor Bob Best shook his head at a council meeting Monday night as the city’s attorney explained it was time to extend the city’s moratorium on dispensaries. “The purpose of...

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Patients Are Totally Screwed Now

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. Marijuana pills at Trulieve, Miami’s first storefront dispensary. Photo by Kristin Bjornson Remember when 72 percent of Floridians voted to usher in a new era of open access to medical marijuana? That triumphant moment for medical weed was just in November, but for Florida patients this morning, it...

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Patients Are Totally Screwed Now

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9:24 a.m. Marijuana pills at Trulieve, Miami’s first storefront dispensary. Photo by Kristin Bjornson Remember when 72 percent of Floridians voted to usher in a new era of open access to medical marijuana? That triumphant moment for medical weed was just in November, but for Florida patients this morning, it...

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State Senate’s Medical Marijuana Bill Also Bans Smoking Weed, Advocate Threatens to Sue

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 2:59 p.m. The campaign to pass Amendment 2, last year’s state constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana for patients with illnesses such as cancer and Alzheimer’s, was largely bankrolled by one of the wealthiest and most powerful trial lawyers in Florida, John Morgan. So now that legislators have done their...

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