Are Florida doctors prepared to treat patients with medical marijuana?

“These doctors are not educated enough.They don’t know a thing about dosages or what they are prescribing.” Dr. Douglas Scott evaluates a first-time patient, who did not want to be identified, at the Tetra Health Care center in Tampa. Scott says there “a lot of gray areas” where doctors can make the decision on whether to prescribe marijuana on a case-by-case basis, especially when it comes to chronic pain. “A lot of people come in Read more…

5 Companies That Cash In on Cannabis Without Ever Touching the Product

As California’s legalization of marijuana creeps ever closer, the industry has been flooded with new business ideas and wealthy investors. In fact, earlier this month in downtown L.A., weed veterans and prospective business owners gathered for the inaugural MJAC2017 conference to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of investing in the still-stigmatized cannabis industry.   As a way to sidestep legal problems and attract capital from timid investors, many entrepreneurs are starting companies that never touch Read more…

The Legal Status of CBD, Other Cannabinoids, and Terpenes Derived From Hemp

Is CBD legal? This sounds like an innocent and simple enough question. Certainly, it deserves a simple, straightforward answer. As a lawyer who represents legal cannabis businesses I’m asked this question often. Unfortunately, the legal status of CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes- all constituent components of the cannabis sativa plant- is anything but simple and straightforward. I intend to shed some light on the subject in this article.   I’ll start by saying that CBD is Read more…

John Morgan Wants to Legalize ALL Marijuana in Florida… and He Could Run for Governor to Do It

“If they write an obituary, they’re going to say, ‘That’s the guy that took millions of dollars out of his pocket and legalized medical marijuana in the state of Florida.’ The Man Who Brought Medical Marijuana to Florida Is Contemplating a Run for Governor John Morgan has hinted time and again that he’ll throw his hat in the gubernatorial race, and now he’s suggesting recreational cannabis legalization would be his principal platform. If there’s one Read more…

DEA Chief Chuck ‘Medical Marijuana Is A Joke’ Rosenberg Is Resigning

Medical marijuana patients across the nation have cause for celebration this week as Drug Enforcement Administration Chief Chuck Rosenberg announced he will be stepping down from his position, which he’s held since May of 2015. Shortly afterward, he mired the DEA in controversy by suggesting that medical marijuana is basically a hoax.   “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not,” Rosenberg told reporters in November of Read more…

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