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Legislative Update June 2, 2017

The Legislative session ended on May 7, 2017 without the Florida House and Senate reaching agreement on a Medical Marijuana Bill. As your Miami medical marijuana lawyer, I'd like to keep you informed on the pending legislation and what it all means. Both unreconciled proposed final Bills called for a "vertical" system of MMTC Registrations ("Licenses"). In other words, only multi-million dollar Companies capable of growing, processing and d...

Posted on June 05, 2017 by Jeffrey Feiler
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Medical Marijuana Legislative Update, April 2017

The Florida Legislature started session on March 7th, 2017, and will conclude on May 7th, 2017. Six Senators and one Representative have proposed Legislation to implement Constitutional Amendment 2, which passed in November 2016 with 71.3% voter approval. Working on a Deadline Amendment 2 requires the Department of Health to promulgate Rules and Regulations by July 3, 2017 and issue Registrations by October 3, 2017. If the Legislature fails to act...

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Jeffrey Feiler
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Jeff Sessions Is Now U.S. Attorney General – How Will His Position Affect Marijuana Policy?

Since the Trump administration took office, we've received call after call wondering how the new administration will affect medical marijuana implementation in the State of Florida. As your Miami medical marijuana lawyer, I would like to share with you some insight and speculation on Senator Jeff Sessions appointment to Attorney General and what it will mean for medical marijuana legislation on a State and Federal level. What Is the Trump A...

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Jeffrey Feiler
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Updates to the Schedule 1 Classification Make Medical Marijuana Delivery Across State Lines Illegal

On December 16, 2016 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) clarified that marijuana extracts – including cannabidiol (CBD) – fall under their Schedule 1 drug classification, making all forms of the plant criminally illegal under Federal law. The move was made by the DEA creating a new category making all cannabinoids illegal Schedule 1 substances while maintaining that Marijuana, THC and Resins remain illegal under Schedule 1 but in a different cate...

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Jeffrey Feiler
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What Does 2017 Mean for Medical Marijuana in Miami and Surrounding Cities?

In November, we all celebrated. Amendment 2 passed in Florida by 71 percent – and thanks to this new language in the Florida State Constitution, we can look forward to a safer medical world for so many patients. Patients who suffer from chronic, debilitating diseases will finally have the opportunity to qualify for treatment. Groups like United For Care have laid the ground work, but business owners and patients alike deserve to know: what will 2017 bri...

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Jeffrey Feiler
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Which Florida Cities and Counties Are Medical Marijuana Friendly? Research from Your Miami Medica...

Medical marijuana in Florida may have become a part of the State's constitution this November, but there are still a few hurdles to get through before it becomes the well-oiled machine we look forward to. Medical marijuana's implementation throughout the state will depend upon regulations and ordinances made by counties, cities, and municipalities. As an experienced Miami medical marijuana attorney, I'd like to help you understand the breadth ...

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Jeffrey Feiler
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Florida Legalized Medical Marijuana! What Should I Do to Prepare to Enter the Industry?

Amendment 2 passed, and I'm thrilled. As a member of United for Care and an experienced Florida medical marijuana lawyer, it's exciting to finally see our state moving forward in the same way as I watched Colorado develop its medical marijuana industry. In 2014, we fought hard to see it just barely miss the required 60% approval rating to be implemented, and our success in 2016 will bring new revenue and an era of medical care heretofore unknown to our ...

Posted on December 01, 2016 by Jeffrey Feiler
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What Does President-Elect Donald Trump Think about Medical Marijuana? A Florida Attorney's Opinion.

President-Elect Donald Trump has made several recent statements that lend insight into his views about the marijuana industry. The statements he has made to-date were made during the campaign, and as we all know, candidates sometimes reflect what they want a particular audience to hear. Nevertheless, taking him at his word, it appears that he is 100% in favor of medical marijuana and respecting state's rights to make their own laws. I am an experienced ...

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Jeffrey Feiler
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Amendment 2 Passed! When Can I Open a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in Florida?

On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, 71.3% of the voters in Florida approved a Constitutional Amendment relating to medical marijuana. Today, I have received numerous calls in my capacity as a Florida medical marijuana lawyer. Thus far, people have asked me many questions about the state of the law now that the Amendment has passed. Below, you can read the full text of Amendment 2, which may answer some of your questions. I've also included several questions...

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Jeffrey Feiler
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Election Day 2016: A Clear Majority of States Now Have Laws Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Yesterday, November 8, 2016, voters propelled the national marijuana legalization movement further forward as a number of states passed ballot initiatives, adding to the twenty-five states and Washington D.C. that already have medical marijuana laws in place. Up until yesterday, only four States, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, permitted the sale of recreational marijuana. Now, add to that list four more States, California, Maine, Massachusett...

Posted on November 09, 2016 by Jeffrey Feiler
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