Cannabis News for Florda
Florida’s New Hemp Bill
Florida’s new “Hemp Bill” (SB 1020, pending signature by the Governor) purports to create a state hemp program in order to fall in line with the Federal Government’s legalization of “Industrial Hemp” for commercialization pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (otherwise known as the “Farm Act of... Read more
Cannabis Spotlight: Pete Sessa
What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space? There are so many benefits I don’t even know where to start. We can now medicate in our own homes without fear of law enforcement or feeling like criminals. There is a variety of safe, tested medicines available... Read more
Seasonal Residents Don’t Find Reciprocity in Florida’s Medical Cannabis Program
Each year, approximately 900,000 to 1 million seasonal residents move to Florida to escape colder climates. And many of those people belong to medical marijuana programs in their home states. Unfortunately for them, Florida does not have reciprocity with other states, meaning that these temporary visitors must either try... Read more
Clinical Answers: Can Cannabis Help Victims of PTSD?
Researchers have just completed the world’s first FDA approved clinical trial evaluating smoked marijuana and how it affects those suffering from PTSD. By Pete Sessa The never-ending debate on cannabis and its legitimacy continues. For the first time ever, psychiatry is attempting to explore how this plant may offer... Read more
TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana
By COLLEEN LONG (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. All forms of marijuana were previously... Read more
Green Peak Innovations Acquires Florida Cannabis Company
LANSING, Mich., May 13, 2019 — Green Peak Innovations, Michigan’s largest holder of vertical medical marijuana licenses, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a company which holds a vertical cannabis license in the state of Florida. The close of the transaction is subject to certain preconditions and regulatory... Read more
Hart’s Plant Nursery Awarded License to Grow, Sell Medical Marijuana in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 6, 2019 — Hart’s Plant Nursery, Inc. (“Hart’s” or “Company”) today announced the Company has been issued a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center license from the Florida Department of Health. The license provides for vertical integration, enabling Hart’s to cultivate, process, manufacture, and dispense medical cannabis to Florida patients... Read more
Cannabis Spotlight:     Heather Schieferle Preysz
What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space?  Giving patients the option to experience natural relief without fear of governmental overreach is a must for our beautiful state. I feel strongly that Florida should lead the way out of the opiate epidemic. Statistically speaking, Florida holds... Read more
BioTrackTHC Provides Transparent, Customizable Software Solutions for Business, Government Clients
As the cannabis industry has evolved, so has the need for technology to keep track of everything from seed to sale. Depending on the state, the reporting requirements and the types of information that need to be kept can differ widely, which is why it’s so important to have... Read more
Florida Law Firm Provides Guidance for Cannabis Companies to Navigate Regulatory Complexities
Tara L. Tedrow believes that Florida can be a good model for emerging marijuana markets. One of the reasons is that the robust regulatory standards in place have helped minimize many of the mistakes other states made in failing to regulate more on the front end.  “Though the state’s... Read more