medical marijuana http://blog.wlrn.org en July 29, 2014: Poll Finds Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Support Medical Marijuana http://blog.wlrn.org/post/july-29-2014-poll-finds-florida-voters-overwhelmingly-support-medical-marijuana <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:20:04 +0000 Marva Hinton 36312 at http://blog.wlrn.org Pollsters Say Medical Marijuana Support Runs High In Most Florida Demographic Groups http://blog.wlrn.org/post/pollsters-say-medical-marijuana-support-runs-high-most-florida-demographic-groups <p>If the latest poll is believable, nearly nine out of 10 Floridians are prepared to vote "yes" on the medical marijuana Amendment 2 in November.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinnipiac pollsters in Florida surveyed 1,251 registered voters on the medical marijuana question. The result? Overwhelming support: about 88 percent in favor. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters younger than 30 were the most enthusiastic, with 95 percent in favor. Voters older than 65 were the least supportive -- but, even there, the yeses were 83 percent of the total.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:30:03 +0000 Rick Stone 36287 at http://blog.wlrn.org Pollsters Say Medical Marijuana Support Runs High In Most Florida Demographic Groups Canna-Ed Day: Cannabis Entrepreneurs Bank On Amendment Two http://blog.wlrn.org/post/canna-ed-day-cannabis-entrepreneurs-bank-amendment-two <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Armed with an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, horticulturist Carlos Hermida headed west to California, where he graduated as valedictorian from a for-profit college that trains individuals for the cannabis industry.</p><p>Hermida, a Miami native who now resides in Tampa, is one of the more than 200 interested parties – from doctors to security expects to current or potential patients – who attended Canna-Ed Day in Boca Raton Friday.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:08:30 +0000 Sam Luvisi 35495 at http://blog.wlrn.org Canna-Ed Day: Cannabis Entrepreneurs Bank On Amendment Two July 8, 2014: Boca Lawyer Weighs In On Proposed Rules For Buzz-Free Marijuana http://blog.wlrn.org/post/july-8-2014-boca-lawyer-weighs-proposed-rules-buzz-free-marijuana <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:27:06 +0000 Marva Hinton 35168 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-boca-attorney-expects-charlottes-web-rules-affect-amendment-two-businesses <p>Florida's new <a href="http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-people-and-families/office-of-compassionate-use/index.html" target="_blank">Office of Compassionate Use</a> has issued proposed rules for the regulation of Charlotte's Web, that buzz-free variety of marijuana the Legislature approved for limited medical use this year.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:27:54 +0000 Rick Stone 35156 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-medical-marijuanas-sticky-web <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Governor signed the Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bill. Some Florida doctors will be able to start writing prescriptions on January 1. But how will the system work?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>And last week Jamaica’s prime minister announced the country will decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Other Caribbean governments look poised to follow suit.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 34270 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/entrepreneurs-buzzing-over-medical-marijuana-florida Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia now have laws allowing for some form of medical marijuana.<p>Florida appears poised to join the club. Polls show that voters there are likely to approve a November ballot measure legalizing marijuana for medical use.<p>If it passes, regulations that would set up a market for medical marijuana in Florida are still at least a year away. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Greg Allen 34046 at http://blog.wlrn.org Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Charlotte's Web http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-signs-bill-legalizing-charlottes-web <p>A Florida bill legalizing Charlotte's Web,&nbsp;a strain of low-THC marijuana used to treat severe illnesses in children, was approved today by Gov.&nbsp;Rick Scott.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates say Charlotte's Web</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;benefits children who suffer from a number of chronic medical conditions,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">particularly epilepsy.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:31:48 +0000 Selima Hussain 34017 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Charlotte's Web Why DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Cautious On Medical Marijuana http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-dnc-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz-cautious-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>A new medical marijuana controversy erupted over the weekend when South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz weighed in.</p><p>Wasserman Schultz chairs the Democratic National Committee. So last week,&nbsp;when she voted against legislation in the House that would prevent the federal government from interfering with state medical marijuana laws, Florida took notice. That's because Sunshine State voters will decide in November whether or not to legalize medical marijuana.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:19:29 +0000 Tim Padgett 33658 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Cautious On Medical Marijuana Florida's Medical Marijuana Law Would Out-California California, Opponents Charge http://blog.wlrn.org/post/floridas-medical-marijuana-law-would-out-california-california-opponents-charge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group that wants you to vote "no" on legalizing medical marijuana this November has launched </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://voteno2.org/">a web site</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and produced </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKS37A_S0MM" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>a video</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Its media warns that Amendment Two is much more permissive and loophole-ridden than most people realize.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:16:06 +0000 Rick Stone 32572 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida's Medical Marijuana Law Would Out-California California, Opponents Charge May 19, 2014: New Group Comes Out Against Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative http://blog.wlrn.org/post/may-19-2014-new-group-comes-out-against-medical-marijuana-ballot-initiative <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:38:37 +0000 Marva Hinton 32549 at http://blog.wlrn.org Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition - The Winners And Losers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/session-2014-sunshine-edition-winners-and-losers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In our final installment of Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition, w</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highlight the big events from this legislative season. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stand Your Ground reform did not get far, but bills to allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities and to legalize a form of medical marijuana made it through the Republican-controlled legislature, and Governor Rick Scott says he will sign them.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:06:41 +0000 Elaine Chen 31723 at http://blog.wlrn.org Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition - The Winners And Losers Self-Medicating Floridians Call For Legal Medical Marijuana http://blog.wlrn.org/post/self-medicating-floridians-call-legal-medical-marijuana <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill was passed by the state Senate this week that would OK a very limited strain of medical marijuana.</span></p><p>The cannabis extract is known as Charlotte's Web, which is geared to help neurological conditions for a limited amount of epilepsy patients.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:20:51 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 31614 at http://blog.wlrn.org Self-Medicating Floridians Call For Legal Medical Marijuana LISTEN: Rep. Gaetz On Marijuana, His Mugshot, And Political Culture In Tallahassee http://blog.wlrn.org/post/listen-rep-gaetz-marijuana-his-mugshot-and-political-culture-tallahassee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ft. Walton Beach Republican </span><a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4478" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Representative Matt Gaetz</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is helping carry on the family name in politics.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One week shy of 32 years old, he’s one of the state’s youngest lawmakers. He’s now running for the state Senate. His dad is Senate President Don </span>Gaetz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, also a Panhandle Republican.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:48:05 +0000 Gina Jordan 31596 at http://blog.wlrn.org LISTEN: Rep. Gaetz On Marijuana, His Mugshot, And Political Culture In Tallahassee Could Marijuana Determine Florida Governor's Race? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/could-marijuana-determine-florida-governors-race <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Medical marijuana. Same-sex marriage. These used to be taboo political subjects but no more. </span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:43:43 +0000 Elaine Chen 31586 at http://blog.wlrn.org Could Marijuana Determine Florida Governor's Race?