Cannabis News for Florda
Current Issue: April 2019
NFL Veteran, Boo Williams: Saving Lives and Changing Minds
Eddie “Boo” Williams, a former tight end with the New Orleans Saints, has launched a new cannabis business now that his playing days are behind him. He brings his own personal experience with using cannabis for pain management and mental health, along with his vast industry knowledge, to lead... Read more
Kaya Fest to Combine Cannabis Awareness, ‘Marley Magic’ in One Memorable Event
In 2017, the inaugural Kaya Fest was held in Miami, FL, before moving to southern California in 2018. This year, the annual celebration of music and cannabis returns to its roots, bringing positive energy, good vibes, education and awareness to the Bayfront Park Amphitheater on April 20, 2019. “Kaya... Read more
Meet Florida’s New Cannabis Czar: Holly Bell
Holly Bell, Director of Cannabis for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, drove into work several weeks ago and realized that she was singing to herself. That astounded her.  “I thought to myself, wow, I’m happy,” she says. “I didn’t do anything like that in my last... Read more
Cannabis Spotlight:          Robert Roundtree
What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space?  The benefits are the ability to get relief naturally, from the cannabis plant and its derivatives without going to jail as long as they adhere to the strict guidelines set forth by the legislature. The biggest benefit... Read more
SOL Global to Spin Off Cannabinoid Drug Therapy Research and Development Subsidiary
Former CEO to Take Lead in Spin Off Company TORONTO, April 5, 2019  – SOL Global Investments Corp. (“SOL” or the “Company“) (CSE:SOL) (Frankfurt:9SB) (OTCQB: SOLCF)  is pleased to announce that it intends to spin off its wholly-owned subsidiary, Scythian Biosciences Inc. (“SBI“), into an independent, publicly-traded company (the “Spin-off“). Upon... Read more
GREEN ROADS DONATES, DELIVERS FIRST CERTIFIED HEMP PLANTS INTO FLORIDA IN 70 YEARS TO LAUNCH UF INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES PILOT RESEARCH PROGRAM
Historic Milestone, Public-Private Collaboration Poised to ResurgeState’s Agriculture Industry Yielding Economic and Job Growth, New Businesses DEERFIELD, Fla. (April 4, 2019) — In addition to its inaugural $1.3 million private sponsorship, Green Roads has donated and coordinated delivery of the first certified hemp plants into the state of Florida in 70 years... Read more
EVIO Labs Florida completes their upgrade to the ISO17025: 2017 Accreditation and receives AOAC Certification.
EVIO FLORIDA Finalizes their ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation, Scope Expansion and AOAC certification in preparation of the Florida Regulations.  (Davie, Florida)-EVIO Labs Florida, the first ISO Accredited Cannabis Testing laboratory in Florida, has completed their ISO 17025:2017 advancement and expanded their testing scope to include Shelf Life and Stability Testing,... Read more
Marijuana as Medicine
By Robert C. Jones Jr. Via Miami.edu With Florida lifting the ban on smokable medical marijuana, the nursing school’s Denise Vidot answers questions about the drug and what it’s used for. Smokable medical marijuana in Florida has gotten the green light. In an overwhelming vote of 101-11, the Florida... Read more
Cresco Labs Enters Florida – Will Have Access to 65% of the Total Addressable U.S. Cannabis Market
CHICAGO & JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Cresco Labs Inc. (“Cresco Labs” or the “Company”) (CSE: CL) (OTCQX: CRLBF), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it is entering the Florida market through the signing of a letter agreement to acquire the ownership interests or... Read more