Florida justices weigh recreational marijuana ballot proposal

With Attorney General Ashley Moody, lawmakers and groups such as the Florida Chamber of Commerce trying to block the measure, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow people to use recreational marijuana.

Recreational pot group says it won't meet deadline

In an email to supporters Monday, leaders of the “Regulate Florida” ballot initiative, which called for the state to regulate marijuana in the same way as alcohol, acknowledged they would not collect the necessary petition signatures before a Feb. 1 deadline.

High level of interest in FGCU's cannabis class

There's a packed classroom at Florida Gulf Coast University in search of higher education. The students are enrolled in FGCU's Cannabis Professional Certificate Program. It's aimed at people in the medical cannabis industry and the public who want to better understand cannabis and its effects.

School districts draft guidelines for students' medical marijuana prescriptions

Though a 2017 law legalized medical marijuana across the state, some school districts have been slow to create guidelines allowing for students to take their prescriptions. The Florida Department of Education is giving districts until Dec. 1 to draft policies on how students can take cannabis on campus.

Pro-marijuana July 4th float ignites controversy

Saturday, the floats rolled down Ridgedale Road for the annual Temple Terrace July 4th parade. In the middle of it all was a float with a blunt message -- a giant medical marijuana joint.