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  1. US FL: This City OK'd Marijuana Dispensaries. Now It's Having Second

    Sun-Sentinel, 08 Dec 2017 - Have they opened Pandora's box? Some Deerfield Beach city leaders worry that's what they might've done by allowing marijuana dispensaries in the city. They're now trying to stop medical dispensaries from clustering citywide by keeping them out of commercial areas that also have homes, as well as setting rules to stop them from opening next to one another.
  2. US FL: What Is Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)?

    Sun-Sentinel, 01 Dec 2017 - Kratom is an herb from Southeast Asia related to the coffee family. For centuries, people have used the kratom plant as a traditional medicine for energy, alertness and pain relief. It's typically either chewed or dried, ground and ingested in capsule, smoked or served as tea.
  3. US FL: Sarasota Medical Marijuana Company Poised To Plant First Crop

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 20 Nov 2017 - Sarasota-based medical marijuana company AltMed Florida is poised to begin growing its first crop of marijuana at a facility in Apollo Beach. The Florida Department of Health authorized Plants of Ruskin -- the nursery that is partnering with AltMed -- to begin operating the cultivation facility.
  4. US FL: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Now Open In Palm Beach County

    Sun-Sentinel, 14 Nov 2017 - Palm Beach County's first medical marijuana dispensary is now open for business. At noon Tuesday, Knox Medical opened the center at 1 South Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, across the street from Lake Worth City Hall.
  5. US FL: Florida Moves Toward More Medical Marijuana Licenses

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 20 Sep 2017 - TALLAHASSEE -- Seemingly learning from past mistakes, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for new medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks. The new rule, published Wednesday and going into effect immediately, outsources the evaluation of the applications to "subject matter experts," requires "blind testing" of the applications, and includes a detailed application form --- all departures from the Department of Health's previous medical-marijuana regulations that spawned a series of legal and administrative challenges.
  6. US FL: Nazi Gang Members Arrested After Raid On Florida Trailer Nets

    Orlando Sentinel, 09 Aug 2017 - Authorities found an exhaustive list of weapons, drug paraphernalia and Nazi propaganda when they raided a trailer Tuesday morning in a rural pocket of west central Florida, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Five felons, two of whom authorities described as documented gang members, were arrested after deputies and a SWAT team served a search warrant on the suburban New Port Richey mobile home, WFLA-Channel 8 reported.
  7. US FL: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Taking Root In South Florida

    Sun-Sentinel, 26 Jul 2017 - What's legal, what's not, and what we're waiting on in this time between the passage of a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana and a July deadline for the Department of Health to institute rules and regulations. What's legal, what's not, and what we're waiting on in this time between the passage of a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana and a July deadline for the Department of Health to institute rules and regulations.
  8. US FL: Orange Park Town Council To Consider Allowing Medical

    Florida Times-Union, 24 Jul 2017 - DISPENSARIES ORANGE PARK - Town Council soon will take up whether to lift Orange Park's moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, and if so, where such establishments may open up shop within the town limits.
  9. US FL: Oviedo To Soon Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    Orlando Sentinel, 19 Jul 2017 - Oviedo City Council members this week agreed to let the city's moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries expire Aug. 5, making it likely that Oviedo will become the first Seminole County municipality to allow such businesses. Council members also directed city staffers Monday to draft an ordinance that will treat medical marijuana dispensaries under the same zoning regulations as pharmacies.