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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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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’s pot industry on track to hit $1 billion — but when?

Brian Booth of Boca Raton has struggled with seizures and weight loss since a car crash, and he says medical marijuana helps him manage his health where prescription drugs failed. Chalk up his testimonial as a marketing victory for pot proponents, who see the potential for Florida’s cannabis sector to …

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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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