Cannabis firms in Colorado, Florida partner to provide pharma-quality medical marijuana products

Published: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis products firms Wana Brands and Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC have inked a deal that’s one part national expansion play and another part investment in a growing trend: pharmaceutical-quality medical marijuana. Wana Brands, an…

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Florida medical marijuana legislation not perfect, but must pass today

Published: May 5, 2017, 6:45 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 8:19 am By Joe Reedy,  associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature is closer to getting medical marijuana legislation passed. The Senate approved a bill (HB 1397) on Thursday by a 31-7 vote. The measure passed the…

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Will Florida MMJ patients need to wait 90 days to start treatment? Lawmakers still deciding this and other regs

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 8:48 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — 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…

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Florida Senate proposes increase in number of medical marijuana licenses

Published: Apr 4, 2017, 11:04 am • Updated: Apr 4, 2017, 11:04 am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate’s version of a bill to implement the state’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment has passed its first committee. The bill (SB 406) passed the Health Quality Committee on Tuesday. It must go…

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Florida committee decides Amendment 2 doesn’t include smoking, vaping, edibles

Published: Mar 29, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Mar 29, 2017, 8:53 am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A bill to implement Florida’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment has passed its first committee in the state’s House of Representatives. The bill (HB 1397) passed the Health Quality Subcommittee on Tuesday. It must go…

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Florida Senate starts work to set regs for medical marijuana in Amendment 2 era

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The chair of the Florida Senate’s Health Policy Committee says they’re at least two weeks away from voting on a medical marijuana bill. The committee held a workshop on Wednesday…

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Florida patients fight for access to newly-legalized medical marijuana

Published: Feb 13, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Feb 13, 2017, 7:53 am By Joe Reedy,  associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Three months after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment on medical marijuana, state health officials and prospective pot-seeking patients are at odds over proposed rules that would spell…

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What to know about Florida medical marijuana as it goes into effect

Published: Jan 3, 2017, 6:31 am • Updated: Jan 3, 2017, 6:31 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Dr. Joseph Dorn has had a unique vantage point when it comes to the burgeoning Florida medical marijuana industry. Dorn was the medical director of Surterra Therapeutics, which…

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