State Ag Commissioner: Don’t mess with medical marijuana potency
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says Floridians with debilitating diseases may suffer if state lawmakers tamper with smokable medical marijuana’s potency. The Florida House is advancing a bill that limits the level of tetrahydrocannabinol – the chemical agent that causes the high – to no more than 10 percent in whole-flower products. It would take effect […]
Florida on the road to allowing sick people to smoke legal weed – finally
Legislative leaders say they intend to meet the March 15 deadline that Gov. Ron DeSantis set for allowing sick people to smoke medical marijuana. But it’s not clear whether that resolution will be acceptable to DeSantis or to advocates for smokable marijuana. “I believe we will get something to the governor by March 15 and […]
Caldwell vs. Fried: Should Florida’s Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner expand the state’s marijuana industry?
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has long been the department that oversees an agricultural industry belonging to an Old Florida – oysters and citrus, beef and dairy. But this year’s race might change that. An outspoken medical marijuana advocate, Democratic candidate Nicole “Nikki” Fried, wants to introduce industrial hemp to the Sunshine […]