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Revenue conference prices sales tax exemption for medical marijuana

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Legislation that would exempt medical marijuana from sales taxes would cost $24.3 million per year to Florida’s tax receipts, according to an estimate by state economists Friday. HB 1397, by Fort Myers Republican Ray Rodrigues, is one of five medical marijuana bills to enact Amendment 2 that are circulating in the Legislature. It would impose a number of restrictions on marijuana use — no smoking, vaping, or edibles, for example, although a terminally ill patient could vape. The bill would take effect upon…

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John Morgan expects more allies, fewer opponents in 2nd pot amendment try

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Now that they’re back on the ballot, Florida’s champions of medical marijuana expressed confidence Thursday that they have learned enough from their 2-point 2014 election defeat to win this November. On Wednesday United For Care received news it had successfully gathered more than 693,000 valid signatures and topped thresholds in 14 of Florida’s 27 congressional districts. That means their proposed Florida Constitution amendment to legalize medical marijuana will be back on the ballot, in November. The group’s chairman, Florida lawyer John Morgan,…

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