medical marijuana

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It’s happening slowly, but the Legislature’s posture toward illicit drugs is shifting.  But even as lawmakers revisit long-standing attitudes, supporters face significant hurdles in their effort to reinvent Florida policy.

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Florida’s medical marijuana system isn’t quite up and running, but lawmakers are already making changes for the project.  The sponsor says he is aiming to work out kinks in the program.

The outlook is mixed for medical marijuana in Florida.
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It’s been tough sledding for Florida’s medical marijuana system.  The Department of Health awarded five long-awaited licenses last year, but now it faces more than twice that many challenges.  Agency officials updated senators on the program’s rollout this week.

A medical marijuana measure is one step closer to the ballot.
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An initiative that could expand medical marijuana use in Florida appears ready for the ballot.  It has cleared review by the Florida Supreme Court.

The deadline for challenges to the state’s newly approved list of medical marijuana growers was Monday. More than a dozen challenges have been filed.  

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