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Medical Marijuana Supporters Renew Legalization Efforts With New Petition

By on August 14th, 2015 | Last updated: August 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Supporters of medical marijuana legalization went to court houses all over Florida on Friday in an effort to acquire the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2016 ballot. They need a total of 683,149 signatures, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United for Care, an organization dedicated to legalizing medical marijuana.

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Thousands Sign Initiative To Get Florida Marijuana On 2016 Ballot

By on August 4th, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

United For Care has turned in about 100,000 out of 683,149 validated signatures needed to put the Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions bill on the 2016 ballot. So far, Marion, Levy and Alachua counties have not yet received any signatures, according to the supervisor of elections offices in these counties.

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Florida: Pot Strain Likely Available Later This Year

By on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Florida officials predict a strain of marijuana, known as Charlotte’s Web, will be available for medical purposes later this year. The Department of Health released a statement that said they are moving quickly to allow access to it.

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UF Football Player Arrested, FAMU Hazing Trial Continues, Search For Missing Boy, Medical Marijuana Decisions

By on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

UF Football Player Arrested for Armed Robbery – University of Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson was arrested Saturday afternoon for his alleged roll in an armed robbery at a Gainesville apartment complex. Ocala Star-Banner FAMU fatal hazing trial continues against 3 […]

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In The News: Low Stone Crab Harvest, Income Tax Deadline Today, Stripper School Shut Down, Proposed Medical Marijuana Changes

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Pinched for claws: Another modest stone crab harvest has scientists worried about future – With a month left in stone crab harvesting season, lower populations are to blame for increased prices. A small-sized portion of the crab can set a […]

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Questions Raised About Proposed Pot Rule

By on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 27, 2015 — A lawyer for the Legislature is questioning the Department of Health’s proposed medical-marijuana rule, slated for a public vetting on Monday. The top lawyer for the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee raised concerns this […]

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In The News: Medical Marijuana Legislation, BP Oil Spill, Charter Schools, Robert Corchado Sentencing

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dept. of Health proposes selection committee to award Charlotte’s Web licenses – In advance of its Feb. 4 medical marijuana policy meeting, the Department of Health drafted a proposal of how to implement the Charlotte’s Web law. The draft lays […]

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Amendment 2 Revised for 2016 Elections

By and on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 7:02 pm

University of Florida law professor Jon Mills talks about his assisting with revising Amendment 2 in preparation for the 2016 elections.

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Crohn’s Disease Patient Still Looking For Answers After Amendment 2 Fails

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.

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Amendment 2 Fails: Medical Marijuana Remains Illegal In Florida

By on November 5th, 2014 | Last updated: November 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Amendment 2 was rejected by voters after it received 57 percent of the required 60 percent to pass.

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