The Scoop: Mon. June 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The Governor of Maryland pardons more than 100,000 people. Meanwhile, DeSantis comments on Florida's energy.

Ron DeSantis vetoes a bill targeting the hemp industry

The Florida governor vetoed a measure that would have severely restricted the sales and production of euphoria-inducing hemp-based products.
State Sen. Darryl Rouson

State Sen. Darryl Rouson wants ‘guardrails’ if voters legalize weed

State Sen. Darryl Rouson, the longest-serving Democrat in the Florida Legislature, supported legalizing medical marijuana but “I’m not there yet when it comes to full legalization of marijuana.” Rouson, who appeared Tuesday (4/9) on WMNF...
pot plants

Florida Supreme Court allows recreational marijuana on the 2024 ballot; then donations spike

Smart & Safe Florida announced Wednesday it had collected another $15 million to kick off the next phase of the pro-pot campaign.

More Marijuana Licenses Backed for Black Farmers

State lawmakers for the second year in a row have signed off on expanding the number of medical-marijuana licenses earmarked for Black farmers, opening the door for three applicants who lost out earlier.
pot plants

Florida Senators OK cannabis THC limits

A key Senate committee signed off on a bill that would impose limits on the amounts of euphoria-inducing THC in pot products.

The Ultimate Reggae Legends

Writer Richie Unterberger agrees there have been scores of books written about Bob Marley and The Wailers, while the new book he has edited and compiled is certainly, The Ultimate Illustrated History. Packed full of...
pot plants

Could Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis be the weed whisperer?

Ron DeSantis predicted a proposed constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana will get on Florida's November ballot.

New Year, New Laws, New Battles

Happy New Year. It’s 2024 and the People of Florida, the U.S. and the World face a changing world as well as backward politics. Florida petitioners got close to three-quarters of a million signatures to...
medical cannabis

New licenses for medical marijuana could be coming in Florida

Florida could move forward with 22 additional licenses for medical marijuana operators.
pot plants

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.
pot plants

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.

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