Hemp, Inc. reports, today, Florida legislators are looking to ease restrictions on industrial hemp research. According to the Florida State Senate, house bill 1217 that "authorizes specified universities in state to engage in industrial hemp research projects" has been "pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)" since Wednesday of last week. Representative Ralph Massullo, sponsor of the bill, said industrial hemp is a viable crop option for industry-starved rural areas and may "even surpass oranges." Under the proposed law, "universities could see how Florida's climate affects the plant and what market there is for the byproducts." Some Floridians believe industrial hemp could become the next agricultural powerhouse.Continue reading
There are certain traits that every budtender should have. Should you be interviewed by your local dispensary for this position, below is what your potential boss is going to be looking for. You should reasonably display this knowledge.
Budtending isn't just a job position. Budtenders need to be experts. This is what you should be experts in.Continue reading
Florida is set to be the 2nd biggest medical cannabis market in the United States. However, Florida law makers don't have the best track record. It is true that they might screw things up.
Below is a list of how 3 things that they might screw up. As I was writing it I also realized that it can serve as a list of thing that prove that the cannabis business in Florida will inevitably be an open market. Might not happen right away, but it will. Due to the high demand for medical cannabis in Florida, a free and open market is the only way to actually meet that demand. Continue reading
Dr Joseph Rosado is an educator for the Florida Cannabis Coalition and a Florida Physician who is certified to recommend cannabis.
At a patient meetup taking place at the newly opened Tampa dispensary, Truelieve, he tells a story of one of his first medical marijuana patients. His patient, who is affectionately named JuJu, had terminal cancer in his neck, face and brain at 15 years old. Rosado had his doubts if JuJu would survive due to a 90 day waiting period for Florida patients to receive their medical recommendation. Sometimes these patients need their medicine immediately and unfortunately JuJu recently passed.Continue reading
The National District Attorney's Association (NDAA) has created a policy group featuring 14 district attorneys who are to advise Trump on possible law or policy changes regarding marijuana.
Among the DAs selected is Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, and Garnett isn't the only prosecutor from a state that has legalized the adult use of cannabis. DAs from California and Oregon have also been selected to advise the Trump administration on policies regarding cannabis.
“It’s a reflection of the NDAA’s interest in having a fairly balanced committee, which will be largely advising on what our policy position should be in communications with the Trump Justice Department,” Garnett said.
Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislative activity that supporters hope reflects a newfound willingness by public officials to embrace a trend toward legalization.
The gamut covered by measures introduced in the early days of legislative sessions underscores the patchwork approach to marijuana by states across the country — and the possibility that the different ways states treat marijuana could come to a head at the federal Justice Department, where President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general is a staunch opponent of legal pot.Continue reading