Cannabis News for Florda
Prescription for Exercise
By Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH Have you ever wondered why you feel so alive after exercising? Researchers have been trying to account for the analgesic and euphoric mental states produced during exercise. Initially, it was thought that alterations in the catecholamines adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and endogenous opioid... Read more
Brief Review of the Effects of Recreational Marijuana Legislation on Academic Student Performance, Crime and Driving Accidents
By Wolfgang H. Vogel, PhD Recreational Marijuana Legislation (RML) has raised many concerns about its positive or negative consequences. In a previous report, the author reviewed the effects of RML on the use and abuse of marijuana and other substances (Cannabis Law Report). The available evidence showed that the... Read more
DocMJ: Medical Marijuana Recommendations Made Easy
By Daniel Casciato Founded in 2016, DocMJ has more than 45 doctors in 29 locations throughout Florida. DocMJ is Florida’s largest and most experienced medical cannabis physician’s practice.  “We have proudly performed well over 175,000 patient visits,” says Jackie Rothman, Chief Operating Officer for the Florida-based practice. “At DocMJ,... Read more
Cannabis Spotlight: Dr. David Berger of Wholistic ReLeaf
What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space? As a wholistic pediatrician who has worked with herbs as medicinal remedies for more than twenty-five years, I can unequivocally say medical cannabis is the most beneficial and versatile natural treatment I have utilized in treating patients. It... Read more
Controversial THC Cap Bill to Affect Dosage, Cost of Medical Cannabis Care
By Vanessa Orr More than 500,000 patients in Florida depend on medical marijuana to help them deal with conditions ranging from epilepsy to PTSD to cancer. Yet two controversial proposals—House Bill 1455 and Senate Bill 1958—are currently making their way through the legislative process, which could change the efficacy... Read more
MMJ Patients Focus on Lawmakers as Session Looms On
By Jodi James Rep. Roach on MMJ patients and doctors: They are “Drug Seekers and doctors who just want to get rich.” Patients using flower or high THC products, medical specialists who certify their use, and the Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) are all on high alert! A few... Read more
Loyalty Programs Key to Retaining Customers, Boosting Profits
By Vanessa Orr One of the best ways to stay in business is by establishing a loyal customer base—and one of the smartest ways to do this is by creating a loyalty program that recognizes and rewards customers for their repeat business.     “Everybody understands loyalty and rewards programs; they... Read more
Americanna Laboratories Appoints Wyman Dickey as New CEO
Americanna Laboratories, a premiere cannabis testing laboratory with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, announced the addition of Wyman Dickey as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Dickey brings tremendous experience to this role having worked at the senior leadership level for 17 years in the highly regulated field of career postsecondary education.... Read more
Fear and Loathing in Florida: Patients React as Lawmakers Threaten MMJ Program
By Jodi James The room in the Knott Building at the Capitol seemed empty, thanks to COVID restrictions and social distancing, when the Representative from Lee County, Spencer Roach, took the dais. For the next twenty minutes, he would explain HB 1455, a proposal that is “taking a wrecking... Read more
Cresco Labs Announces Expiration of HSR Act Waiting Period for the Proposed Acquisition of Bluma Wellness
Cresco Labs and Bluma Wellness Inc. announce the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”), as amended, in respect to Cresco Labs’ pending acquisition of Bluma (the “Transaction”). The waiting period expired without the issuance of a so-called “second request”... Read more