Category Archives: Florida

Florida Senator Urges Free Medical Marijuana Cards For Veterans

The expansion of cannabis access is moving forward by fits and starts in Florida. But for one state senator, a key group of the state’s residents are still being underserved by current regulations. On Wednesday, Gary Farmer, a Broward County Democrat, pushed for the elimination of the $75 annual fee for medical marijuana identification cards […]

Florida Man Tries to Pay for McDonald’s Order With Marijuana

“Florida man” is at it again. This time, Florida man has taken the shape of a guy busted by cops after trying to trade a bag of weed for a McDonald’s order. Although the person who was caught for attempting to make the trade said the whole thing was a joke, cops apparently did not […]

Florida Brings Lawsuit Against CVS, Walgreens for Alleged Role in Opioid Crisis

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced last week that she is suing retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens for their alleged role in the nationwide opioid crisis. The two companies have been added to a lawsuit filed by the state in May against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Bondi said […]

Florida School Security Guard Arrested for Selling Weed and Cocaine While on Duty

After a month of undercover operations, Miami-Dade County police detectives say they have picked up a school security guard moonlighting as a cocaine and marijuana dealer while on breaks from keeping kids safe. Jamie Green, who worked at Felix Varela Senior High School in West Kendall, was booked Tuesday on several charges of dealing drugs. […]

MedMen inks dispensary deal to enter Illinois medical cannabis market

Los Angeles-based MedMen announced its second acquisition of the week to expand its national footprint – this time into the Illinois medical marijuana market. The multistate marijuana business agreed to acquire Seven Point, a licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but it comes on the heels […]

Packages of Marijuana Have Been Washing Up on Florida Shore

For frequent beachgoers, there’s nothing like finding buried treasure along the shoreline. But it doesn’t always have to be buried to be considered treasure. According to the St. John’s County Sheriff department, packages of cannabis have been washing up on the Florida shore. But as enticing as 30-pounds of herb might sound, deputies are urging […]

Data Shows Racial Bias in Miami-Dade, Florida Marijuana Arrests

Many states, even those which haven’t yet legalized cannabis for adult use, have recognized the need to address the massive, historical and ongoing disparities in drug law enforcement. Over decades, these disparities have contributed to the United States becoming the world’s largest jailer, a country not just of mass incarceration but of the hyper-incarceration of […]

Could Florida’s Next Governor Make It the 10th Legal Cannabis State?

In a surprise upset in the Florida state primary Tuesday night, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum defeated a heavily favored frontrunner to claim the Democratic nomination for governor. Gillum, a strong legalization advocate, shocked the political world on Tuesday night. Gillum, a 39-year-old rising political star, ran to the left of his party’s more heavily financed […]

Florida Politician Says Wells Fargo Shut Down Her Account Over Pro-Cannabis Stance

A Florida political candidate has said that Wells Fargo has closed her campaign accounts because of her pro-cannabis stance. Nikki Fried, a Democratic candidate for state agricultural commissioner, said during a press conference on Monday that the move by the financial institution is “unprecedented” and “emblematic of what is wrong with our government and politics today,” […]