Florida Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Chart: Florida could someday be home to massive medical marijuana businesses

Eli McVey  | June 19, 2017

By Eli McVey

Primed to become one of the nation’s most lucrative medical marijuana markets once it’s up and running, Florida’s program will license just a handful of businesses to produce, process and distribute all MMJ sold in the state.

It’s a situation that may give rise to some of the nation’s largest marijuana firms.

Legislative deal pushes Florida’s medical marijuana program forward, with caveats

Bart Schaneman  | June 8, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Florida lawmakers’ agreement on rules for the state’s full-fledged medical marijuana program would more than double the number of licensed MMJ companies over the next year.

But special caveats would limit the number of entrepreneurs who could get a business license.

MJ investment firm, Seminole-led company form partnership

Omar Sacirbey  | June 6, 2017

A Las Vegas-based canna-centric investment advisory firm and a company with Seminole ownership have forged a partnership aimed at bringing medical marijuana cultivation and production to Native American lands.

Electrum Partners, guided by CEO Leslie Bocskor, and Billie’s MCW, partially owned by former Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James Billie, hope to …

Week in Review: Florida acts on MMJ rules, Michigan picks board & Canada eyes more cannabis production

Bart Schaneman  | June 2, 2017

By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

The Florida health department plans to establish the state’s medical marijuana rules without legislative input, Michigan appoints a five-member board to set MMJ regulations, and Canada aims to boost cannabis production.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Week in Review: WV process begins, Oregon medical cannabis lifeline & possible Florida license increase

John Schroyer  | May 26, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

West Virginia starts developing a medical marijuana blueprint, Oregon’s MMJ industry may get a shot in the arm, and Florida could issue more business licenses under its existing CBD-focused program.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Judge recommends Florida issue two new medical marijuana licenses

Omar Sacirbey  | May 24, 2017

A Florida judge issued a ruling recommending that the state’s health department issue two new licenses for the state’s CBD-focused medical marijuana program, saying the pair’s original applications were rejected under unfair circumstances.

The judge said the two companies’ applications were, in fact, virtually tied with that of the eventual winner. …