Cannabis News for Florda
Florida International University Announces Global Initiative for Cannabinoid Research and Education
By Carol Newman Dr. Jeff Konin, a Clinical Professor in the Department of Athletic Training in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) is spearheading the efforts for the recently established Global Initiative for Cannabinoid Research and Education. “We are excited to... Read more
Cannabis Spotlight: Durée Ross of Durée & Company
What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space? Florida, although a large market, is still very young. There is great potential for growth here, but there is also a lot of competition. With that said, any brand coming to market (or already present in the space)... Read more
Medical Cannabis and Cancer: Caution Urged as Studies Continue
By Vanessa Orr With the legalization of medical marijuana in a number of states including Florida, cannabis’ effectiveness in treating everything from PTSD to epilepsy has gained attention, not just in the medical community, but from patients hoping that it can be used to treat other conditions, including cancer.... Read more
Cannabis Physician Spotlight: Dr. Bart Hershfield of Medical Cannabis Physicians of Southwest Florida
What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space? Cannabis has minimal side effects compared to many prescription medications. Cannabis is also much safer—not only because it doesn’t cause the potentially deadly respiratory depression caused by opioids and benzodiazepines, but it doesn’t damage the stomach or kidneys... Read more
Florida MMJ Physicians Alert – Effective 7-13-21
64B8-9.018 Mandatory Standardized Informed Consent for Medical Marijuana; Required Documentation for Comparable Medical Conditions; Required Documentation for Smokable Medical Marijuana. (1) Pursuant to Section 381.986, F.S., the Board has approved form DH-MQA-5026 (rev. 03/21), entitled “Medical Marijuana Consent Form,” which is hereby incorporated by reference and available from,... Read more
Kairos: Offering Specialized Insurance for Cannabis Companies
By Daniel Casciato Although legalization of cannabis has spread across the country, a major void remains in the industry: insurance for cannabis companies. If you have a cannabis dispensary, grow facility, or processing facility you’re going to need insurance, whether it’s health insurance for your employees or product liability... Read more
Cresco Labs Gearing Up to Scale One Plant Dispensaries, Improve Operational Flow
By Vanessa Orr Customers visiting One Plant Florida cannabis dispensaries will soon notice a change in those locations as part of Cresco Labs’ strategic plan to improve operations and the customer experience since acquiring Bluma Wellness Inc., the parent company of One Plant Florida. In addition to rebranding the... Read more
Cannabis Spotlight: Erik Range, Chairman of the Board for Minorities For Medical Marijuana, Inc.
What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space? I think Florida patients benefit from access to a medical marijuana program. Although that program is still limited and flawed it provides greater access than some states currently have. And as the program matures, access has increased... Read more
Opening of Trulieve’s 85th Florida Dispensary in Winter Park
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. announced the opening of a new Florida dispensary located in Winter Park.  The latest dispensary supports Trulieve’s goal of ensuring medical cannabis patients across Florida have safe, reliable access to the medications they rely on. The dispensary expands access throughout Central Florida, joining four locations throughout... Read more
Cresco Labs Launches Social Justice Campaign on 50th Anniversary of War on Drugs
Cresco Labs, a vertically integrated multistate operator and the number one U.S. wholesaler of branded cannabis products, announced the launch of a summer-long social justice campaign supported by its Sunnyside retail brand and flagship cannabis brand, Cresco. Through community expungement events, employee volunteerism, a film documenting the impact of... Read more