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Tampa City Council approves six month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

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Following a similar measure passed by the Hillsborough County Commission last month, the Tampa City Council on Thursday approved an ordinance that would place a 180-day moratorium on accepting and/or processing for zoning and permitting for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries. The idea of medical marijuana in Florida is no longer an idea, but a reality after more than 71 percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 last week, which legalizes the selling and purchasing of pot for those…

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Medical marijuana could be available in Florida next week

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Medical marijuana is expected to be available in Florida by the end of next week after the state’s Department of Health granted its first authorization to dispense to one of the six dispensing organizations. The department informed Trulieve and Hackney Nursery — the Northwest Florida dispensing organization — that they have received authorization to process and dispense low-THC cannabis. Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said they will be able to begin statewide delivery almost immediately and intend to begin sales at…

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