Medical marijuana prescriptions surpass 300K in Florida
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Medical marijuana prescriptions surpass 300K in Florida

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During a not-so-winter wonderland Christmas extravaganza in Oakland Park, Florida, where we took the girls to do some fake ice, ice skating and to meet Santa Clause, there were several individuals pushing a petition to legalize recreational marijuana.

Legalizing pot for recreational consumption was the next play for the pro-pot lobby after Floridians voted to legalized medical pot.

Legalizing medical marijuana was all rage a couple of years back, but according to a recent story posted by the News Service of Florida, interested in purchasing medicinal marijuana licenses has really dwindled.

 “There’s nothing wrong with the market in Florida. It’s just that nobody wants to put millions and millions of dollars into the ground,” said Alan Brochstein, managing partner at New Cannabis Investors.

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The reason why interest in buying a license has declined because of what else, lawyers.

There is a slew of legal challenges currently pending, including one where the Florida Supreme Court could consider an appeal case in particular.

“The Florida Supreme Court is poised to consider an appeal court decision that found the state’s “vertical integration” system requiring medical marijuana operators to grow, process and sell cannabis and derivative products ran afoul of a 2016 constitutional amendment that backed legal medical marijuana.” (NSF)

But have no fear, Florida’s medical marijuana business is in good shape with more than 300,000 patients being scripted the greeny medication.

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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking.Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics.Learn more at www.brownpeople.orgEmail him at [email protected]