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Medical Marijuana Initiative

  1. Medical marijuana in Florida could top $1B in three years


    Florida is on track to log more than $1 billion in medical marijuana sales by 2019, according to an industry report released Tuesday.

  2. Popular with voters, medical marijuana finds few champions in Tallahassee

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Medical marijuana's implementation is turning out to be a slow burn.

    No legislation to govern medical marijuana has been filed yet, with the amendment passed by voters set to take effect Jan. 3.
  3. Galvano to advocate medical pot research at Moffitt


    As lawmakers grapple with implementing medical marijuana in Florida, a powerful senator is pushing for the state to set up a pot research program at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

    Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, in Tallahassee during a Senate committee meeting. Galvano is pushing for a medical marijuana research program at Moffitt Cancer Center.
  4. Even after Tuesday, uncertainty clouds medical marijuana in Florida

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Even though Floridians voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow medical marijuana, patients are months away from being able to purchase the drug.

    Vials of medical marijuana oil. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
  5. Florida overwhelmingly votes to legalize medical marijuana

    State Roundup

    Patients suffering from debilitating illnesses will soon have access to medical marijuana in Florida after voters approved Amendment 2 Tuesday.

  6. If medical marijuana passes, how would Rubio or Murphy advocate in the Senate?


    If Floridians vote to legalize medical marijuana through Amendment 2 on Tuesday, the state will open its borders to a new, booming industry that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars in just a few years.

    U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, a Democrat, voted for the medical marijuana amendment. Incumbent Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted against Amendment 2, but he has said before that he would support medical marijuana if it went through the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory process.
  7. Out-of-state groups dominate fundraising in final months of Florida's medical marijuana fight


    For the last two months, most of the money fueling Florida’s medical marijuana fight hasn’t been coming from Florida families hoping for patient access to medical marijuana or anti-drug activists who worry about the impact on their home state.

    John Morgan, the major funder of the Amendment 2 campaign, speaks at the Marijuana Business Conference this May in Orlando. At the event, he implored marijuana businesses to donate, saying they stood to gain if Florida legalized medical marijuana.