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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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CBS rejects Super Bowl ad on benefits of medical marijuana

CBS rejected a Super Bowl ad that makes a case for medical marijuana. Acreage Holdings, which is in the cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing business, said it produced a 60-second ad that shows three people suffering from varying health issues who say their lives were made better by use of …

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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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Christian Bax quits as state’s top medical marijuana regulator

Christian Bax, director of Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), has stepped down after a controversial three-year tenure that frustrated patients, angered lawmakers, and witnessed an explosion in litigation. His resignation is effective Aug. 10. Deputy director Courtney Coppola will serve as interim director, Department of Health spokesman Devin Galleta said Friday. Bax’s resignation letter, released later …

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EVIO Labs Florida Receives Honors for Accuracy in Testing

Contact: Cynthia Brewer, Director of Operations and Sales EVIO Florida Phone: 954.368.7661 Email: cynthia@eviolabsfl.com EVIO Labs Florida Receives Honors for Accuracy in Testing EVIO FLORIDA AWARDED 7 EMERALD SCIENTIFIC PROFICIENCY TESTING GOLD BADGES Spring 2018 Broward County, Florida- EVIO Labs Florida has been recognized for their participation in The Emerald …

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