Legislative Update 3/16/18


Posted on March 16, 2018 by

Legislative Update 3/16/18

The Florida Legislation Session of 2018 has come to an end and while numerous
Bills were proposed regarding medical cannabis, some raising novel concepts, only
one significant change in took place.

The significant change that occurred in regard to medical cannabis appears in Senate Bill 1134 which becomes law upon signature of the Governor;. This Bill pertains only to the one "Black Farmer's License" and not the general field of MMTC Applicants. It was amended so that the requirement of being a member of the "Black Farmers Association" was stricken. Also, the October 3, 2017 date to award the Black Farmer's license was removed, which is of course a moot point.

"As soon as practicable, but no later than October 3, 2017, the department shall license one applicant that is a recognized class member of Pigford v. Glickman, 185 F.R.D. 82 (D.D.C. 1999), or In Re Black Farmers Litig., 856 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2011) and is a member of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association–Florida Chapter. An applicant 62 licensed under this sub-subparagraph is exempt from the requirement of subparagraph (b)2 requirements of subparagraphs (b)1. and 2."

Above you can see a quote taken directly from SB 1134 with the words stricken in the revised law.


  • Broward, Florida
  • Miami-Dade, Florida
  • Palm Beach, Florida