Tag Archives: health

Supreme Court Signs Off On Medical Marijuana Proposal

A proposed constitutional amendment led by the group People United For Medical Marijuana, was unanimously approved to be placed on the Nov. 16 by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. Supreme Court justices said the proposal met legal tests that includes a clearly worded title and summary.

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Challenges Pile Up Over Pot Licenses

The Florida Department of Health received 13 petitions from nurseries challenging the medical-marijuana licenses that were granted to five nurseries. Loop’s Nursery, Plants of Ruskin, Tornello Landscape, Redlands Nursery, Dewar's, and McCrory's Sunny Hill Nursery on Monday joined three other nurseries that filed petitions late last week challenging the awarded licenses. The nurseries filed the petitions because they believe the department did not allow them to defend their presentations before the licenses were awarded.

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State Faces Challenges On Marijuana Licenses

Perkins, TropiFlora and Gainesville-based San Felasco Nurseries, which were rejected by health officials for medical-marijuana licenses, are challenging the licenses granted to Florida's first "dispensing organizations." The deadline for appeals is Monday.

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House, Senate Still Stuck in Health Debate

Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.

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