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Charlotte’s Web hearing to enter second day, glitch bill still on Senate calendar

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A potential Florida medical marijuana grower is getting every opportunity to make its case in court. Baywood Nurseries of Apopka insists the proposed rule to enact the 2014 Charlotte’s Web law by the Florida Department of Health is unfair to smaller nurseries, blocking them from applying for one of the five licenses available to grow marijuana. The DOH response: Baywood has no case. “We shouldn’t be here for a hearing and another delay,” protested DOH lawyer Eduardo Lombard. Judge W. David…

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‘Momma bears’ roam the Florida Capitol searching for medical marijuana for their cubs

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Momma bears. It’s taking the momma bears to end the reefer madness. Paige Figi, Holley Moseley and Dawn Wein are among a group of women who worked the Florida Capitol the past year persuading, pressuring and pleading with lawmakers to lift a prohibition on medical marijuana and authorize the use of cannabis products they say will ease their children’s suffering and, in some cases, potentially save lives. When they showed up at the Capitol it was to put an exclamation point on the generation-long…

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Charlotte’s Web at session’s halftime, new issues bloom while families wait

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A Charlotte’s Web fix cleared its second Senate committee this week while drawing fire from patient advocates and black farmers for failing to increase permissible THC levels and discriminatory licensing requirements. State Sen. Rob Bradley is asking his colleagues to keep the bill moving while he continues discussions with stakeholders. Patient advocates’ concerns about the state’s inability to implement a medicinal marijuana law now includes the fact that there is no House bill addressing the problems in the law that has drawn…

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House proposes staff increases to implement Florida’s marijuana law

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More than 800 Department of Health jobs will be eliminated under the House proposed budget released Tuesday. But the Office of Compassionate Use–charged with implementing and managing the state’s medical marijuana law–will see its staff increase by three positions under the proposed spending plan. The proposed budget also give the Office of Compassionate Use $380,472. The Department of Health was not able to immediately answer how many staff are in the Office of Compassionated use today or whether the department…

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Family behind Charlotte’s Web in Florida responds to the law’s latest challenge

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Another challenge has cropped up in the attempt to bring a non-euphoric strain of medical marijuana to people suffering from chronic seizures. The state approved Charlotte’s Web for use in epileptic patients, including children, last year, but the medicine is still not available as a committee grapples with rules regulating its cultivations, distribution and use. The family behind the law is outraged the drug is still not available to their daughter who suffers from chronic seizures. Holley and Peyton Moseley…

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