Amendment 2

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Momentum is building for an unusual, do-it-yourself special session on medical marijuana, although the legislator behind it admits he faces long odds.

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Florida’s Senate President is considering bringing lawmakers back to Tallahassee to strike a deal on medical marijuana. A plan to roll out the state’s new rules unraveled at the end of session.

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Leon County Commissioners want to be sure they have a plan in place as medical marijuana becomes more accessible and the state works out its rules stemming from Amendment Two. Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley says it makes sense to get started now.

The Florida Department of Health is seeking public input this week on a rule for medical cannabis. It’s holding workshops around the state.

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A major supporter of medical marijuana in Florida’s Capitol has filed legislation implementing Amendment Two.    

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New medical marijuana provisions are in effect as of today.  The change expands the range of eligible conditions and patients in Florida.  But as the Department of Health develops new regulations, it could find itself between a rock and a hard place.

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Florida’s Amendment Two passed by an historic margin.  But although the people have spoken, state and local leaders are far from certain about the path forward.

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The Tallahassee City Commission voted Wednesday night to advance a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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The Florida Senate is tackling Amendment Two—the medical marijuana constitutional provision that gained approval in November.  As they get to work, lawmakers will need to decide whether to keep existing law in place or start over.

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A strong majority of Florida’s voters came together behind a constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana.  Now Florida’s lawmakers have to come together to roll out the changes.

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The Vice President of Florida Sheriffs Association is weighing in on the passage of Amendment 2—allowing for the expansion of medical marijuana in Florida.

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Seventy-seven percent of Florida voters support medical marijuana, according to a new survey of likely voters. The University of North Florida poll shows broad support for expanding access to the drug, which is currently available to people with certain chronic illnesses. UNF pollster Michael Binder says the results bode well for proponents of Constitutional Amendment 2, who need the support of 60% of voters in order to pass the measure.

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A new poll from Saint Leo University suggests a medical marijuana ballot measure will fare well on the November ballot.

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The same medical marijuana proponents who failed at the ballot box in 2014 are back.  The same opponents are back too.