At a Department of Health workshop in Tallahassee today, hopeful marijuana growers, lobbyists and others voiced concerns about Florida’s proposed rules governing medical cannabis. By the beginning of next year, the state can select up to five growers authorized to supply non-high-inducing marijuana under the so-called “Charlotte’s Web” law.
Governor Rick Scott has signed close to 70 bills into law this week—most of them Friday. They include a slew of gun-related measures, a controversial voucher expansion bill, and a bill dealing with medical marijuana.
Governor Rick Scott signed three more bills into law Monday. It includes a measure that bans six new additional synthetic drugs as part of Attorney General’s Pam Bondi’s war on synthetic drug abuse. Bondi’s spokeswoman Jenn Meale says it now makes it a third degree felony to possess or sell those substances.
Want to learn about starting up your own Marijuana business? Well, there’s a seminar coming to a city near you over the next couple months. It’s offered by the Cannabis Career Institute, which according to its website, is America’s first and premier marijuana business training center.
According to recent polls, a plan to allow medical marijuana in Florida enjoys strong support among the state’s voters. Opponents of the proposed amendment to the state constitution are ramping up the rhetoric. But some, including one former attorney general, say the claims coming from organizations like Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot, may be a bit overblown.