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What the SAFE Banking Act Could Mean for Florida Dispensaries

What the SAFE Banking Act Could Mean for Florida Dispensaries

This past September, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1595: Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 (referred to as the SAFE Banking Act.) The bill, introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter, aims to legalize relationships between banks and...

What You Should Know When Driving with Medical Marijuana in Florida

What You Should Know When Driving with Medical Marijuana in Florida

With the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida, state residents with qualifying medical conditions can now find relief from their symptoms. However, MMJ card carriers may still run into some issues with law enforcement when driving with medical marijuana in...

Attorney Tours University of Florida’s Hemp Research Center

Attorney Tours University of Florida’s Hemp Research Center

Last month, Alejandra Aguilera, leading attorney at The Aguilera Law Center’s Marijuana Law Division, had the opportunity to tour The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Tropical Research and Education Center, where the...

Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Creating State Hemp Program in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Creating State Hemp Program in Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Tuesday, July 23, establishing the first agricultural hemp pilot program in Florida. The bill, SB1020, authorizes the creation of a state hemp program, which allows farmers to grow hemp in Florida, for commercial use with...

How Medical Marijuana Benefits Patients

How Medical Marijuana Benefits Patients

The legalization of marijuana has been a controversial subject for years and has been debated by lawmakers, healthcare professionals, and patients alike. Some believe that the risks of using marijuana far outweigh any benefits it may have. Others see it strictly as a...

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Prescriptions in Florida

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Prescriptions in Florida

Thinking of seeing a medical marijuana doctor for a prescription? Now that medical marijuana is legal in Florida, getting the right medication for your healthcare needs is much easier. That being said, it’s not as simple as just visiting a medical marijuana clinic and...

Gov. DeSantis Lifts Florida Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana

Gov. DeSantis Lifts Florida Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana

On March 18, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill making doctor-prescribed marijuana legal to smoke. The law, effective upon the governor’s signing of the bill, decriminalizes the sale and use of smokable medical marijuana in Florida. This legislative...

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