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    Florida Hits 100K Marijuana Patients on 4/20

    The new patient count triggers changes to current regulations. According to The Florida Department of Health's weekly Medical Marijuana update released last Friday, the number of medical marijuana patients in the state has exceeded 100,000. . The Department of Health counted 100,576 patients as of Friday, and about 2,500 people join the list each week. . That happens to be a very big deal.  .  . Not only does it indicate a rapidly growing statewide [...]
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    Is There a CBD Shortage in Florida?

    Multiple reports have been coming in of Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers being "sold out" of high-CBD / low-THC cannabis products across the state. Inquiries by Florida Cannabis Coalition have confirmed that at least three Florida MMTC locations are experiencing challenges meeting patient demand for low-THC marijuana products.    CBD is short of Cannabidiol, one of the several hundred cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant. The most popular of the cannabinoids is THC (or Tetrahydrocannabinol). This [...]
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    BREAKING: Florida Man Wins Right to Grow His Own Marijuana

    Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers has ruled that Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner has the right to grow his own marijuana. The ruling, released Wednesday morning, gives the 77-year-old Redner — and only Redner — the ability to grow his own marijuana. The Florida Department of Health had said Floridians are barred under state rules from growing cannabis for their personal use, including those who are legally registered as medical marijuana patients.   [...]
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    Places with legal marijuana issue fewer opioid prescriptions, large studies find

    As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, doctors may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local marijuana dispensary.   Two papers published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzing more than five years of Medicare Part D and Medicaid prescription data found that after states legalized weed, the number of opioid prescriptions and the daily dose of opioids went way down.   That indicates that some people may be shifting away from […] More

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    Did Florida Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana?

    Last month, social media users shared a link to what appeared to be an ABC News article with the headline, “Florida Passes Bill Legalizing Recreational Use of Marijuana”: The item was hosted on ABCNews-us.com, a fake news site designed to trick readers into believing it was affiliated with ABC News. It’s fake. Sorry.   Green Carpet Boca Raton Sunday, April 8th, 2018 Click for the deets!  More