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How Much Marijuana Can I Possess Before it is Considered a Felony?

How Much Weed Is A Felony in Florida? To many people, marijuana is considered a harmless drug. However, given that the laws vary from state to state, many would disagree. While it may seem as though marijuana is pretty much decriminalized in the United States, some states still have harsh penalties in place when it comes to possession of...

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Will More Medical Marijuana Make It’s Way to Florida?

On June 23, Florida Gov. Rick Scott finally signed legislation to implement Amendment 2, the voter-approved constitutional amendment to permit medical marijuana. The legislation, adopted during a special session of the Florida legislature, creates an overall regulatory framework to ensure patient access to medical marijuana. Among other provisions, the new law will significantly increase the number of organizations licensed...

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Is Smokable Marijuana Illegal to Possess in Florida?

There is a still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Florida’s slow-moving efforts to implement the legalization of medical marijuana. Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment last November stating that the “medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or caregiver” should not be subject to civil or criminal liability under state law. But Florida lawmakers, in adopting rules...

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Recreational Use of Marijuana Is Still Illegal

There is still quite a bit of confusion over recent changes to Florida’s marijuana laws. Last year, voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that permits the use of “medical cannabis” with a physician’s approval. Unfortunately, Florida legislators have not been able to agree on specific regulations to implement the amendment, and unless a special session is held,...

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THC DUI Blood Test Bill Proposed in Florida

Florida legislators continue to struggle with last year’s decision by voters to legalize medicinal cannabis through an amendment to the state constitution. Some legislators, concerned that medical marijuana might lead to a rash of people “driving while stoned,” have proposed new laws to expand existing DUI laws to cover THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. However, medical and law...

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Florida Legislative Update Cannabis Edition

With Florida voting to legalize medical marijuana by amending the constitution our legislators are at work trying to craft laws that will regulate this new industry.  At this time we are still in the infancy of this process.  Both senate and house bills are working their way through various committees and being amended.  In fact it appears that there...

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The Business of Cannabis is Coming to Florida

The LEGAL marijuana business is a $6 billion dollar industry.  Yes, that billion with a “B”.  No that doesn’t include the ounce you bought off the guy on the street.  I am talking strictly about the legal commercialization of cannabis for both medical and recreational use.  This relatively new legal market will continue to gain new customers who were...

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Take Two of These and Call me in the Morning: Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Laws

On January 3, 2017, Amendment 2 expanded the qualifying medical conditions for obtaining medical marijuana. The Department of Health Office of Compassionate Use is the government agency responsible for creating the regulatory structure for Medical Marijuana.  The development of these new regulations are still in the works.   So, in the meantime, we are still stuck with the old Florida...

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Understanding Expungements and Sealed Records

When we are young, we tend to be wild and free. Most youth do not question nor consider the impact of that their actions presently will have on their future. However, youthful bliss and its carefree nature can leave you with life altering consequences. For instance when you are arrested and/or charged with a crime you will have a...

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