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Carlos Guillermo Smith files House companion to legalize cannabis for adult-use

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Hours after Sen. Jeff Brandes filed an adult-use cannabis bill, a House Democrat filed his own. Story courtesy of Florida Politics and Janelle Irwin Taylor Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, an Orlando Democrat, filed his bill to legalize cannabis (HB 1389) late Monday. It’s nearly identical to Brandes’ bill (SB 1860.) Brandes is a Republican. Both bills would legalize cannabis for adults, regardless of medical status, to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis with up… Read More »Carlos Guillermo Smith files House companion to legalize cannabis for adult-use

Florida appeals court rules marijuana regulation unconstitutional

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The First District Court of Appeal for Florida ruled Tuesday that the state’s approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional. The plaintiff, Florigrown, was seeking registration as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) under Art. X, § 29, of the Florida Constitution. Their application was denied as a result of a bill that amended section 381.986of the Florida Code to impose a cap on the number of MMTC facilities. The court found that the statutory language directly conflicts with the constitutional… Read More »Florida appeals court rules marijuana regulation unconstitutional

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