Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tells lawmakers to fix Medical Marijuana System

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an ultimatum to Florida legislators today.  He wants lawmakers to fix the issues with Florida’s medical marijuana system.  Recent lawsuits over patients being denied smoking as a method of ingestion and the ability to grow their own medicine have cost taxpayers quite a bit of money.  The fiscally conservative Governor […]

Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program Rolls Out in Hillsborough County for Marijuana Possession and Other minor offenses.

  Marijuana possession takes one more step towards decriminalization at the local level with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office as well as other municipal law enforcement agencies working in conjunction to create the adult pre-arrest diversion program (APAD) which was launched at the beginning of the month.  This program […]

Florida Medical Cannabis Registry Keeps Growing

It is easy to be discouraged about Florida’s medical cannabis system. It is a system that has grown in baby steps to say the least.  With only 13 licenses to grow and dispense cannabis given out in the state, and only 27 dispensaries opened in the state so far, it is hard to see much […]

Do We Finally Believe John Morgan Isn’t Running for Governor?

Many were hoping John Morgan’s declarations in November of not running for governor in 2018 were a ruse. His talk of independence from the party system still felt like it left a door wide open to enter the race. After all, in July he compared running for governor to being in a horse race and […]

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Judge Rules Florida Patients May Be Able to Grow Their Own Cannabis

A Leon County Circuit Court judge ruled that the state medical cannabis laws should allow Tampa Bay area, high-profile strip club owner, Joe Redner to grow the cannabis plant on his own and referred his lawsuit against the Florida department of Health for trial. An order issued Wednesday, Judge Karen Gievers wrote that the medical […]

Cannabis Advocates Win Big Victory By Stopping Dispensary Ban in Orange County, Florida

       For the past month patients have wondered if Orange County Commissioners would cut off access to medical marijuana dispensaries.  After 7-2 vote from the Planning and Zoning Board to move forward with a ban on Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers in unincorporated Orange County, the Board of County Commissioners held two public hearings […]

American support for Legalization at an All-Time High

According to polling data recently released by Gallup, support for marijuana legalization has reached record levels among the American public.  Sixty-four percent of adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States.”  This is the highest percentage ever reported by Gallup since they began asking adults their views on legalization in 1969, […]

Wake ‘N Bake Sundays in The Rotation with CFL NORML

  The Rotation, Central Florida’s NORML weekly radio broadcast is back with a new time and day on WTMP, the Boss of the Bay.  Listen every Sunday Morning from 10am to 11am on 97.5FM/1150AM or download the Tune-In App and listen from any device.  Steam the live broadcast on the web at http://am1150wtmp.com/ Watch the […]

Central Florida NORML: Moving Forward In The Sunshine State

Our Mission Legalize it. Our Story Central Florida NORML was started in 2014 during the efforts to pass Amendment 2 in order to focus the public conversation on patients and responsible marijuana use.  Since our inception, CFL NORML has worked to ensure that the public is educated and understands their civil rights when it comes […]