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Medical Marijuana Initiative

Follow the money behind Florida's medical marijuana battle

Florida's proposed Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana has drawn two major groups of campaign donors. United for Care, the amendment sponsor, has attracted thousands of supporters, who, aside from leader John Morgan, most frequently give small amounts, many below $100. The Drug Free Florida Committee, the mai …


  1. Medical marijuana ballot language approved for 2016 in Florida

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Supporters of medical marijuana logged an important victory Thursday as the Florida Supreme Court approved the wording of a constitutional amendment legalizing the drug.

    United for Care director Ben Pollara says it’s promising the wording passed 7-0.
  2. State announces companies authorized to sell low-THC medical marijuana


    Five Florida nurseries, including two from Miami-Dade County, were selected Monday to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale and distribution of the non-euphoric strains next year to treat patients with seizure disorders and cancer.

    State health officials announced Monday that five Florida nurseries have been chosen to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale and distribution of the non-euphoric strains next year.
  3. Rubio says he'd use federal law to crack down on marijuana


    Marco Rubio says as president he would enforce federal law against states that have legalized marijuana.

    Different marijuana strains for sale at Cannabis Station in downtown Denver.
  4. Pot for pups? Cannabis for canines? Doggie doobies? Florida lawmakers consider study on medical marijuana for animals

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Three-year-old Dinah is the latest face joining the entourage pushing for medical marijuana in Florida, arriving on the scene just as the Senate is poised to broaden the state's non-euphoric cannabis law approved last year.

  5. Door shuts in Tallahassee on full-fledged medical marijuana

    State Roundup

    Noneuphoric pot may nudge forward in the Florida Legislature this year, but the window for a full-fledged medical marijuana system has all but slammed shut.

    Frances Sansone of Brooksville holds a poster in support of medical marijuana while campaigning for Amend-ment 2 in November. The vote was 2 percent short of the 60 percent it needed.
  6. Romano: Medical pot groups' dilemma — get it done now or hold out for more?

    State Roundup

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  7. Can marijuana make you a better athlete?


    Can smoking marijuana make you a better athlete? That's probably a question you hadn't pondered, given pot's reputation for creating mellowness and a craving for munchies. But with growing numbers of states legalizing or decriminalizing the drug, Outside magazine decided to answer that question. So author Gordy …