Friday, August 18, 2017

medical marijuana

In this file Feb. 17, 2016, photo, plants grow at the home of Jeremy Nickle, owner of Hawaiian Holy Smokes, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

BY CATHY BUSSEWITZ HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii approved its first laboratory to begin testing samples of medical marijuana 17 years after use of the drug was legalized in the state. On Monday, the state Department of Health certified Honolulu-based lab ...

State Representative Heather Fitzenhagen fielded a bevy of questions on hot topics like education funding and medical marijuana while meeting with a business owners’ organization at Florida Southwestern College on Thursday. Audience members of BUPAC, Businesspeople United for Political Action, ...
In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, employees tends to marijuana plants at a grow house in Denver.

The Bonita Springs City Council put medical marijuana on hold, voting to extend a moratorium on distribution centers during its meeting on Wednesday. The issue motivating the ban for most of the council seemed to be the state law limiting ...
This April 15, 2017 file photo shows marijuana plants on display at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles.

With the Collier County Commission extending a moratorium on medical marijuana this week many have been asking how other counties in Southwest Florida will be handling the issue. According to Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Lee has yet to take ...
In this Jan. 31, 2017 photo, agriculture regulators from seven different states and Guam tour a Denver marijuana growing warehouse on a tour organized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in Denver. (AP Photo/Kristen Wyatt)

The wait for medical marijuana in Collier County will be a little longer now. Commissioners voted Tuesday to extend a moratorium, currently in place through October, through the end of the year as the county waits for further guidance from ...

Florida House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues assured residents that the state’s new medical marijuana law would withstand the challenge brought by trial lawyer John Morgan while speaking to a Fort Myers women’s group on Monday. Disagreement on the number of ...
In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Illinois. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

First it was a moratorium until the regulations were passed, then it was one to figure out what to do in the absence of them. Now, Collier County is once again trying to figure out what to do about medical ...
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BY | Brandon Larrabee THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano once said: “History never really says goodbye. It says, ‘See you later.’ ” In Florida this week, history made good on any promises to return. The state found ...
This Jan. 26, 2013 file photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows marijuana plants ready to be harvested. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

BY | Dara Kam Saying Floridians knew what they were voting on in November, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan on Thursday followed through on threats to sue the state over a smoking ban included in a new law carrying out ...
This April 15, 2017 file photo shows marijuana plants on display at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles.

BY | Jim Saunders and Jim Turner THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, More than seven months after Floridians overwhelmingly backed the broad legalization of medical marijuana, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill aimed at carrying out the voters’ wishes. Lawmakers ...
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