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Medical Marijuana Initiative

  1. Health officials outline their plan for writing medical marijuana rules


    Florida health officials are taking the very earliest steps toward rolling out rules to let patients use medical marijuana after state lawmakers failed to resolve the issue during the final hours of their session earlier this month.

    Medical marijuana
  2. Mel and Betty Sembler's Drug Free America Foundation calls for special marijuana session


    An unlikely voice has joined the drug policy activists calling on Florida lawmakers to come back in special session focused on medical marijuana: The Drug Free America Foundation, which opposes medical marijuana and whose founders spent nearly $10 million trying to kill the 2014 and 2016 constitutional amendments to …

    Mel and Betty Sembler, pictured in 2011.
  3. Adam Putnam calls for special session on medical marijuana


    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam wants state lawmakers to come back to Tallahassee in a special session to finish the work on medical marijuana that they started but didn't finish earlier this month.

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is a candidate for governor in 2018.
  4. Corcoran's brother is lobbyist for marijuana grower opposing dispensary caps


    State lawmakers’ effort to put voter-passed medical marijuana into effect in Florida fell apart over a disagreement on whether to cap the number of dispensaries each cannabis grower could open. It’s an issue that could be a boon for one of the state’s largest licensed growers.

    House Speaker Richard Corcoran
  5. State Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg
  6. Richard Corcoran calls for special session on medical marijuana


    House Speaker Richard Corcoran is joining the ranks of those calling for a special session to pass medical marijuana legislation after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on the issue last Friday.

    House Speaker Richard Corcoran
  7. Joe Negron says he'll 'look at' a special session on medical marijuana


    After the Legislature failed to pass a medical marijuana bill, Senate President Joe Negron said late Monday night that he would consider calling lawmakers back to Tallahassee in special session.

    Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island