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A judge sides with Florida’s increased fees on medical marijuana companies

A judge ruled in support of Florida's $1.33 million license-renewal fee for medical marijuana companies to do business in the state.
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Florida defends higher fees for medical marijuana license renewals

Florida says the $1.33 million price tag for medical marijuana license renewals properly carries out state lawmakers’ policy choices.
Marijuana. By Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, May 2011.

Florida justices seem skeptical of the state’s arguments against a recreational cannabis amendment

Florida Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical that the court should reject a proposed constitutional amendment on recreational marijuana.
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A medical marijuana operator challenges Florida’s medical marijuana fee hike

A medical marijuana operator argues that $1.33 million is unjustified, and is challenging Florida's license-renewal fee.
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The Scoop: Thurs., October 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Challenge to violent protest law Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to 2021 law that enhanced penalties and created new crimes during protests that turn violent.   Recreational marijuana hearing The...

Equity for Florida’s Black marijuana farmers, and the state of the USF Forest Preserve, today on WMNF

This morning on WMNF-Tampa 88.5-FM, public affairs program The Skinny welcomes Tampa Bay Times reporter Shauna Muckle, who published a story about equity for Florida’s Black farmers who—after the passage of HB 387—were granted licenses...
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Heirs and partners of a Black farmer challenge Florida’s denial of a medical marijuana license

Florida health officials scrapped the medical marijuana application of a Black farmer who died before the licensing process was complete.
Marijuana. By Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, May 2011.

A Florida lawsuit challenging the federal prohibition on medical cannabis patients owning guns gets a boost

A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment was violated when a medical cannabis patient was barred from having guns.
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Donald Trump will be in Miami Court Donald Trump is making his first court appearance in a historical criminal case charging the former president with hoarding top secret government documents, boastfully displaying them to visitors,...
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Pros and cons of pot legalization considered in Tallahassee

Listen: The initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida could appear on next year’s ballot. A  conference was held Monday in Tallahassee to discuss the amendment’s potential financial impact on the state. Legalizing recreational marijuana...
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Florida recreational pot proposal clears initial signature hurdle

A proposed Florida constitutional amendment to allow the recreational use of marijuana has passed a hurdle to get on the 2024 ballot.

MidPoint: Sen. Jeff Brandes On Florida Politics & Policies

Libertarian Sen. Jeff Brandes, the most interesting Republican in Florida politics, is leaving the Florida Senate due to term limits. He joined us to discuss his passion for policy over politics, and his post-office plans...

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