Gainesville Dispensary to Open in January Story first ran on Gainesville.com By Deborah Strange The first of two growers and dispensers of medical marijuana in Alachua County is getting ready to open in January as a state law approved by voters earlier this year takes effect. CHT Medical, a subsidiary of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm…

THE BLOG Restricting Veterans’ Medical Cannabis Will Cost Lives  Dec 12, 2016 | Updated Dec 12, 2016 Marc Davis Business writer, health and wellness blogger   KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ VIA GETTY IMAGES Why are so many military veterans reeling with “a sense of anger, hurt, frustration and betrayal?” And why is a group of them marching on…

Even for a puppy, Kat Donatello’s black lab, Austin, was hyperactive. After experimenting with natural supplements on her older dog, Brady, Donatello slipped the puppy a special biscuit. “It just kind of took the edge off of him,” she recalled.   The treat contained Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, a chemical compound extracted from the…

FLORIDA POLITICSBen Pollara: Expansion of medical marijuana business is necessary and prudent At last week’s Senate Health Policy Committee workshop on medical marijuana, much of the conversation centered on the question of whether the passage of Amendment 2 necessitated an expansion of the number of licenses to cultivate and sell medical marijuana in Florida. I…

(WFLA) – Florida lawmakers will decide whether local government should be allowed to decide where dispensaries can be located. Florida voters resoundingly said ‘yes’ to medical marijuana on Election Day. The measure, known as Amendment 2, was approved by 71 percent of voters. But since then, local governments have enacted temporary bans on dispensaries. Hillsborough…

In addition to selecting a new President, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which amends the Florida Constitution to legalize medical marijuana for use by individuals with specific debilitating medical conditions, as determined by a Florida licensed physician. With its passage, Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to regulate marijuana production and distribution centers…

Medical marijuana may have been legalized in November at the state level, but Fort Lauderdale legislators may not yet be on board. Come Wednesday, the city commission’s Planning and Zoning Board will review a recommendation to temporarily delay the submittal, processing, approval and issue of licenses and other permits that pertain to the medical marijuana…