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Florida’s medical marijuana rules are unconstitutional, court says

In an affront to Rick Scott-era rules that have cost the state years in court battles, an appellate court issued a ruling Tuesday that the current medical marijuana regulatory system is unconstitutional and inconsistent with Amendment 2, the ballot proposal that legalized medical marijuana. A 1st District Court of Appeal …

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Marco Island City Council greenlights medical marijuana dispensaries

The Marco Island City Council voted Monday in favor of a resolution that provides regulations for medical marijuana dispensing facilities on the island. The resolution passed 5-2, despite the nay votes of Chairperson Erik Brechnitz and councilor Howard Reed. The approved resolution reaffirms medical marijuana dispensing facilities are allowed within Marco …

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Florida Judge Blocks Medical Marijuana License Process

In what could be another delay for Florida’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, a Tallahassee judge agreed Wednesday to block state health officials from moving forward with the application process for highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses. Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson’s verbal order during a hearing came nearly two months after he …

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Jimmy Buffett brand to develop cannabis products with Surterra

Jimmy Buffett’s brand “Coral Reefer” is branching out into medical marijuana. Surterra Wellness, a Georgia-based medical cannabis company, on Tuesday announced a licensing deal to create a new medical marijuana brand, Coral Reefer, named after the iconic Key West musician’s namesake band. “Surterra shares our vision of creating a cannabis wellness lifestyle brand …

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Florida medical marijuana operation sold for $53 million

A California-based company has bought a Florida medical marijuana operation for $53 million in the latest transaction in what investors hope will be among the nation’s most-lucrative medical pot markets. Under the agreement, the company MedMen will acquire Treadwell Nursery’s five-acre cultivation facility, located in Eustis, and the right to operate 25 dispensaries …

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Bonita Springs to permit medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries could soon move into Bonita Springs. The City Council voted on Wednesday night to end a temporary ban. Bonita Springs is the first municipality in Lee County to allow dispensaries, although the businesses can open in unincorporated areas of the county. The council chamber was nearly empty …

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