Florida’s marijuana bank closing canna-business accounts

Published: Dec 27, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Dec 27, 2017, 8:28 am By David Smiley, Miami Herald When Florida’s medical marijuana industry was starting a few years ago, business owners had a big problem: Where could they find a bank to take their millions? For marijuana distributors, opening bank…

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Over 100 Medical Professionals Endorse Florida’s Amendment 2

With just a week until the November 8th election, increasing amounts of endorsements on a series of marijuana policy efforts across nine states are rolling in. Floridians will soon decide whether or not the state legalizes medical cannabis and institutes a system of licensed dispensaries. There’s plenty of reason to be hopeful,…

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NAACP and Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana Endorse Florida’s Amendment 2 to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The Florida NAACP and Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana have both endorsed Amendment 2 which would legalize medical cannabis and is up for a vote this November. “We are thrilled to once again have the endorsement of the Florida NAACP and to now have Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana, a Florida non…

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Publix Supermarkets’ Heiress Donates $800k To Florida’s Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign

The medical marijuana opposition campaign in Florida, No on 2, continues to pick up steam. Yesterday, it was announced that Carol Jenkins Bennett, the heiress of Publix Supermarkets’ fortune, pushed $ 800,000 into the No on 2 campaign. This is on top of the $ 1 million Mel Sembler put…

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Measure Faces Fierce Opposition From Familiar Foe

Drug Free Florida, which is fighting against Florida’s measure to bring medical marijuana to the state, boasted raising more than $ 500,000 in two weeks. However, a deeper look into the contributors of that money reveals a significant portion came from one single donor. Mel Sembler, former Ambassador to Italy…

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Florida’s “No on 2” Campaign Releases Ad Claiming Budtenders Are “Dope Dealers With Store Fronts”

No on 2, the opposition campaign for Florida’s proposal to allow medical marijuana, recently released a 30 second ad claiming that budtenders are “dope dealers with store fronts.” The spot attempts to draw distinctions between the qualifications of pharmacists and budtenders. The budtenders shown, who just so happen to be of minority decent,…

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Campaign Has Gathered Over Half A Million Signatures

The United for Care campaign came very close to legalizing medical marijuana in Florida during the 2014 Election. The initiative received roughly 58% of the vote (Florida requires 60% of the vote in order for the initiative to pass). The campaign took the loss in stride, regrouped, and has been…

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Update From Florida’s 2016 Medical Marijuana Campaign

I received the following message from the Florida medical marijuana campaign that I figured I’d pass along: Every day, the Florida Supervisor of Elections updates the count of VALIDATED petitions for the medical marijuana amendment. Each county has 30 days to validate what we’ve submitted and then submit that number…

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