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Florida Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments, Again, On Key Cannabis Case

The outcome will reshape the cannabis industry in the country’s third most populous state, currently dominated by some of the most powerful cannabis companies in the US.

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Florida: Cannabis Companies Spent Big to Lobby in 2019. What About 2020?

Lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are reshaping the industry, and the industry would like to be heard. But will the economy hold?

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Florida: Adult Use Hopes Are Dead For 2020. But It’s Not the End

The legislature adjourned without a single hearing on a bill to legalize adult use cannabis. Its sponsor remains unfazed.

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Charlotte’s Web to Lobby on Florida’s Hemp Rollout

One of the largest and oldest CBD companies hopes to shape the state’s hemp industry, expected to be among the top in the nation.

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Q&A: Florida Senator Introduces Cannabis Legalization Bill As Ballot Push Ends

The campaign, backed by millions from Parallel and MedMen, will try again in 2022—if the legislature doesn’t legalize first.

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Florida Cannabis Legalization Push Gets Millions in Contributions As Signature Deadline Nears

Make It Legal Florida shattered previous fundraising efforts last month. But the odds the adult use proposal will make it onto November’s ballot remain slim.

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Why Florida’s Medical Cannabis Industry Is Holding Its Breath

Two courts have ruled a law regulating medical cannabis is unconstitutional, and the state Supreme Court will decide. The result could open up the industry.

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Florida: A Key Committee Hears Cautionary Tales About Legal Cannabis

House lawmakers heard experts warn of public health and safety dangers from legalization, while Democrats complained about a lack of balance in the presentation.

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Parallel, MedMen Dumped $1 Million Into Legalization In Florida Last Month

An industry-backed effort posted another strong month of fundraising, while a grassroots campaign continued to fall short. Both campaigns remain far from their signature goals.

Florida, Lobbying

Cannabis Companies Spent $330K on Lobbying in Florida Last Quarter

Parallel, formerly Surterra, the state’s second largest cannabis company, led the lobbying pack at nearly $95,000.

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Q&A: Florida’s Former Lt. Governor Joins State Hemp Industry

An unrelated meeting at the USDA led former Lt. Gov Carlos Lopez-Cantera to the Hemp Industry Association of Florida.

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Acreage, Harvest Health Join Cannabis Companies Lobbying in Florida

National cannabis companies are lobbying in Florida in the midst of legalization pushes from both industry and advocacy groups.

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MedMen-Backed Florida Legalization Campaign Is Raking in Cash

One effort is backed by industry giants, the other by grassroots advocates. Either would transform the state’s cannabis landscape.

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Florida Lawmakers End Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban

The Florida House voted to lift the smokable cannabis ban, sending it to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign the measure.

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Fla. Rep. Matt Gaetz Pushes New Gov. Amidst State’s Dramatic Cannabis Shift

U.S. House Rep. Matt Gaetz tells Cannabis Wire that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back on his suggestion to unilaterally settle lawsuits and reform the state’s medical cannabis system.

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Florida Gov. Says Patients Should Be Able to Smoke Medical Cannabis by March

In a move that will almost certainly untangle the program from lawsuits and drop costs for patients, Ron DeSantis says he’s fixing a law that’s “not up to snuff.”