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James CallApril 15, 2015
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5min142
Lawmakers are blazing at least three trails in an attempt to make medical marijuana available in Florida. The latest effort comes Wednesday when Rep. Matt Gaetz will try to amend HB 269, the Right to Try Act, to allow terminally ill patients to use marijuana under certain conditions. The measure filed by Rep. Ray Pilon […]

James CallApril 10, 2015
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8min250
Growers, investors, and patient advocates are reading Rep. Matt Gaetz’s words on medicinal marijuana as if they were ancient tasseographers reading tea leaves. They are trying to discern whether medicinal marijuana will become available under SB 1030, approved in 2014, or SPB 7066, which is moving through the Florida Senate. “What are they doing in […]

Phil AmmannApril 2, 2015

1min344
The Florida Commission on Ethics will consider the recommendation of a judge on a case involving former state legislator and U.S. Rep. David Rivera, ordered to pay nearly $58,000 in fines and restitution for questionable travel reimbursements and financial disclosures. The commission hearing is set for April 17, according to the ethics panel’s newly released […]

James CallMarch 26, 2015
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Florida’s Charlotte’s Web law is back before the judge who in November invalidated the previous rule for the growing of marijuana and the processing of oil from the plant. Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins will decide the challenge against the latest proposed regulations filed by the Medical Cannabis Trade Association of Florida (MCTA). He has until […]

James CallMarch 26, 2015
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3min186
Florida’s Charlotte’s Web law is back before the judge who in November invalidated the previous rule for the growing of marijuana and the processing of oil from the plant. Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins will decide the challenge against the latest proposed regulations filed by the Medical Cannabis Trade Association of Florida (MCTA). He has until […]


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