They want the creation of a state-run bank to handle medicinal marijuana money.

Unhappy with the progress of the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use, state lawmakers agreed to spend an additional $13.2 million to cover unforeseen costs of implementing medical marijuana in the state.

A Bradenton woman who says her suffering from ALS is decreased because of smokable medical marijuana gets her day in court Wednesday. She and other plaintiffs are challenging the state's ban on smokable medicine.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to implement the medical marijuana amendment voters approved last year.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he “absolutely” intends to sign the medical marijuana bill passed Friday by the state Legislature.

Across the country, advocates are hailing industrial hemp as a miracle crop. Some Floridians even think the plant could surpass oranges as an agricultural powerhouse. But lawmakers in the capitol are urging caution.

There’s a common misconception that’s been confusing people for decades: Hemp is marijuana.

Medical marijuana can be just what the doctor orders -- at least some doctors. Beginning Tuesday, Amendment 2 rolls out in Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Senate panel Tuesday began exploring issues surrounding medical marijuana as lawmakers prepare to carry out a constitutional amendment overwhelmingly approved by voters in November.

Tallahassee is about to have a new medical practice focused on helping patients receive medical marijuana — just weeks after voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment that greatly expands who can receive medical marijuana legally.

There’s a big battle at Florida's ballot box in just three weeks: medical marijuana.

Two years ago, Florida voters just barely missed a 60 percent threshold to legalize medical marijuana in the state. That won't happen this November — at least not if a new poll on the measure from the University of North Florida is even close to accurate.

Volusia County, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - Voters will decide in November whether or not to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, but there is already a budding system for growing, recommending and delivering products for a very specific set of patients.

Dr. Justin Davis is the first doctor in Gainesville to recommend the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

The first shop that can legally sell medical marijuana in Florida opened at a strip mall in Tallahassee on Tuesday and Dallas Nagy became its first customer, buying cannabis capsules that he hopes will ease his chronic muscle spasms and seizures.

TALLAHASSEE - Two years after state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott approved it, Florida’s first medical cannabis dispensary is scheduled to open next week.

The state’s budding marijuana market could be one of the largest in the country within a matter of years if 60 percent of voters approve Amendment 2.

KISSIMMEE — Three thousand members of the nation’s budding legal pot industry are visiting Florida this week — and not for the beaches.

Within the next couple of weeks, Tampa police will no longer be obligated to drag every person caught with marijuana down to the local precinct.

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – After a tense debate, a Senate committee Monday backed a bill that calls for allowing terminally ill patients to have access to medical marijuana and revamping a 2014 cannabis law that has been tangled in legal fights.


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