Will I lose my CWP if I get a medical marijuana card?

Losing a CWP, and 2nd Amendment rights continue to be a concern among medical marijuana card holders.  Florida continues to see no evidence of gun owners losing their CWPs.  In fact, Nikki Fried, Agriculture Commissioner, has gone on record saying gun permits will not be denied to medical marijuana patients. She has also said that she too has a CWP and a medical marijuana card. New Times has an in depth article about the subject.

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More dispensaries approved

Politico reports that Florida Gov. DeSantis has identified eight nurseries that would get licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in Florida. Now that smoking is legal and edibles are on the way, this presents more access for Florida medical marijuana patients More info can be found here: https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2019/04/16/desantis-drafts-shortlist-for-medical-marijuana-licenses-972147

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Edibles Coming Soon to Florida

First smoking, now edibles- Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program Taking Big Steps With medical marijuana smoking in Florida being allowed for the past month or so and Florida medical marijuana dispensaries ramping up production, word is now coming that edibles may soon be for sale at licensed locations throughout the state. WMFE is reporting that the state has finalized its rules on the licensing and distribution of edibles. Clearly, only the licensed MMTCs, or dispensaries as they are called in Florida, are allowed to produce edibles. The station says that Hollie Bell wants to ensure safety from food poisoning and allergens....

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Committee Advances Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill

Kentucky Medical Marijuana Gets Good News A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky has won initial committee approval on Wednesday, March 6th. The approval came after lawmakers viewed emotional testimony from people battling chronic pain and debilitating medical conditions that could potentially be assisted by medical marijuana. The bill would allow marijuana in Kentucky for medical purposes only. The House Judiciary Committee passed a 16-1 vote after a two-hour hearing. The bill faces a challenging path to law, as it comes at the end of the year’s legislative session. With only a few days left in the year’s session,...

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Director of Cannabis for Medical Marijuana in Florida.

Florida Names First Director of Cannabis Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole “Nikki” Fried has recently announced the appointment of Florida’s first Director of Cannabis, Holly Bell. In her role, Bell will oversee the development of rules, work directly with scientific experts, and ensure Commissioner Fried’s vision for cannabis in Florida continues to move forward. Bell will also monitor the Florida Department of Health as it relates to medical marijuana, and will work with the Division of Food Safety on the implementation of regulations for edibles. Florida’s medical marijuana industry is projected to have a $1.6 billion economic...

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Smoking Medical Marijuana in Florida

What is the process for getting approved to smoke medical marijuana in Florida? Update 3/22/19 We continue to receive new information daily about smoking medical marijuana in Florida! Although smoking medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, there are some steps you need to take. We are told that: You need to have been approved and using medical marijuana and found that it was ineffective You need to complete a consent form and document your prior use. This doesn’t sound like it is complicated, just a step in the process. You have to see a medical marijuana doctor in person,...

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Wisconsin Closer to Medical Marijuana

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana On Monday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced that his budget will include proposals to legalize medical marijuana, as well as decriminalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The governor noted that citizens in 15 counties and two cities in Wisconsin voted by significant margins in non-binding referendums last year to approve medical marijuana. Under the proposal, a physician or a practitioner under the direction of a physician could recommend the use of medical marijuana to alleviate symptoms related to medical conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain,...

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Harvest Health & Recreation Dispensary Enters Florida

Arizona Firm Opens First Florida Dispensary Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., is an Arizona based medical marijuana company that has just broken into the Florida market. The company has opened a metro Orlando location at 4967 West Irlo Bronson Highway in Kissimmee. The dispensary opened the doors to its 1,344 square-foot facility location on February 12th. “We are excited to give caregivers in Florida access to the highest quality products and experience in the cannabis industry,” CEO Steve White said in a public statement. “We look forward to helping guide patients as they learn about how they can best manage...

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Medical Marijuana Smoking Close to Approval

Ban in Florida Almost Over Senator Brandes and Rep Rodriquez confirmed that they have a proposal that would allow patients to purchase smokable medical marijuana.  There would be a limit on the amount you can buy and have, and the ban on smoking in public will remain. The Governor had given a deadline of March 15, and it looks like the state will move forward in time. More to Come! For more info: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-ne-medical-marijuana-smoking-ban-repeal-nears-completion-20190306-story.html  

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Drug Testing at Work- New York Update

New York May Ban Drug Testing Potential Employees for Cannabis In hopes of getting ahead of the issue, New York City Council’s Progressive Caucus is introducing a bill to bar employers from testing job applicants for cannabis. Many states that have legalized cannabis are currently dealing with the issue of policy for drug testing employees in the workplace. THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, can linger in the body for weeks after its effect have worn off. This means that employees can test positively for cannabis use that occurred off the clock. The council has put forward a bill...

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