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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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Florida lawmakers blast state agency over medical marijuana rules

A joint legislative oversight committee delivered a public shaming to Florida pot czar Christian Bax on Monday, repeatedly chiding the state health official and others as they sat silently while the panel shredded regulations intended to carry out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. In four separate unanimous …

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Florida medical marijuana registry keeps growing, blazes past 70,000

A Florida pot producer sold to an out-of-state buyer this month for $48 million, a hefty price predicated on the promise that, someday, the Sunshine State’s medical marijuana business will generate $1 billion in annual sales. For the projections to prove prescient, half a million Floridians must sign up for the …

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Florida Cannabis News Report – January 2018

Greetings and Happy New Year! As we enter 2018 the new legislative session is about to begin. The session starts in January and goes through March. Already there is a marijuana retail store bill, which is in essence a franchise bill most likely filed by an existing medical marijuana license …

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Florida Judge Will Hear Lawsuit to Allow Smokable Medical Marijuana

Sunshine State cannabis advocate John Morgan will finally have his day in court, where he will argue that Florida should allow MMJ patients to smoke their legal medication. A Leon County Circuit Court judge will hear arguments about the validity of Florida’s smokable medical marijuana ban next month, finally giving …

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Challenge could delay marijuana ID outsourcing

TALLAHASSEE — In a move that will almost certainly rankle already-perturbed lawmakers, a rejected vendor intends to challenge state health officials’ hiring of a competitor to process medical-marijuana identification cards. The protest could delay for months the outsourcing of the ID cards — ordered by state lawmakers in a sweeping …

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Florida issues 12th medical marijuana license

TALLAHASSEE — A longtime Jacksonville nursery has received approval for a coveted medical marijuana license, as state health officials continue carrying out a new law that resolved key issues about the rapidly emerging cannabis industry. Loop’s Nursery & Greenhouses Inc. and the Florida Department of Health have reached a settlement to end …

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