Tag: Costa Farms

Staff ReportsSeptember 19, 2017
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3min284
A Homestead-based nursery is challenging a decision by state health officials to deny the grower a medical marijuana license. The Florida Department of Health last month rejected a request by Keith St. Germain Nursery Farms, which sought a license under a law approved this year. The new law, passed during a June special legislative session, […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterJanuary 30, 2017
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4min332
A South Florida medical marijuana dispensing organization is thinking ahead, entering into a strategic partnership to help plan for future growth. Modern Health Concepts, a South Florida-based medical cannabis provider, announced last week that shareholders successfully formed a strategic partnership with PalliaTech Inc. Created in 2010, the Massachusetts-based company began as a medical device company […]

Peter SchorschNovember 10, 2016
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27min705
Tuesday’s slate of general elections in Florida certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of the real winners and losers coming out of Election Day. Winners Rick Scott — The Naples Republican was an early backer of the president-elect, comparing Trump’s rise to his own 2010 gubernatorial […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 19, 2016
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2min285
One of the most consistent fundraising operations in Northeast Florida is that of Sen. Rob Bradley‘s PAC, Working for Florida’s Families. December showed Bradley’s PAC maintaining its consistency: $59,500 raised pushed his PAC’s total up to $405,775. A big contributor: Costa Farms of Miami, one of five nurseries approved to grow medical cannabis, and the […]

Peter SchorschAugust 14, 2015
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4min232
As Southern Strategy Group grows its empire around the country, it continued to post gaudy lobbying figures in Tallahassee: the firm collected an estimated $3.1 million in consulting fees last quarter, according to a compensation report submitted Friday. SSG took in some $2.3 million from 241 legislative lobbying clients and reported $800,000 in fees from […]

James CallFebruary 19, 2015
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5min207
The Florida Department of Health will hold a public hearing March 2 in Tallahassee for a proposed rule on a medicinal marijuana law. The rule was produced by a two-day negotiated rule-making workshop DOH held earlier this month with growers, cannabis business representatives and patient advocates. Medicinal marijuana is available in nearly half of the country but […]

James CallFebruary 19, 2015
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5min159
The Florida Department of Health will hold a public hearing March 2 in Tallahassee for a proposed rule on a medicinal marijuana law. The rule was produced by a two-day negotiated rule-making workshop DOH held earlier this month with growers, cannabis business representatives and patient advocates. Medicinal marijuana is available in nearly half of the country but […]


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