Florida marijuana laws

Florida: Health Officials Enact Emergency Rules Imposing Cannabis Dosing Limits for Qualified Patients

“These arbitrary and unnecessary limits were established without input from either the patient community or from those physicians who specialize in providing oversight to medical cannabis patients. They will likely result in creating unnecessary confusion and they will place an undue burden upon patients and their doctors.”

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California: Multiple Reform Bills Advance to Governor’s Desk

State lawmakers have advanced several priority bills to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk and a few more remain pending but are up against a  tight timeline. The legislative session in California ends on August 31st. Any bills not transmitted to the Governor will die after that date. (Once advanced to the Governor, he has 30 days to act on the bills.) 

Marijuana Concentrates

NORML Op-ed: Concerns Over High Potency THC Products Warrant Greater Education, Not Criminalization

Regulators and other concerned parties should seek to provide the public with more comprehensive safety information about the effects of more potent products, and they should continue to ensure that legal products do not get diverted to the youth market. Such actions will ultimately be far more productive than calling for a return to the failures of marijuana prohibition.

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Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: 8/19/2022 Update

Voters in several states and in dozens of cities and towns will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Oklahoma, as well as cities in Colorado, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Rhode Island and Texas.

Racial Disparity Arrests

Analysis: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests Becoming More Pronounced in Prohibition States

“Regardless of intent, it is clear that the continued criminalization of cannabis perpetuates and exacerbates unequal enforcement under the law and the associated harms that come with it. This is not something that we can tolerate in the 21st century, and these findings should incentivize lawmakers to embrace sensible cannabis policy reforms.”