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Medical Marijuana Initiative

  1. Corcoran's brother is lobbyist for marijuana grower opposing dispensary caps


    State lawmakers’ effort to put voter-passed medical marijuana into effect in Florida fell apart over a disagreement on whether to cap the number of dispensaries each cannabis grower could open. It’s an issue that could be a boon for one of the state’s largest licensed growers.

    House Speaker Richard Corcoran
  2. State Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg
  3. Richard Corcoran calls for special session on medical marijuana


    House Speaker Richard Corcoran is joining the ranks of those calling for a special session to pass medical marijuana legislation after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on the issue last Friday.

    House Speaker Richard Corcoran
  4. Joe Negron says he'll 'look at' a special session on medical marijuana


    After the Legislature failed to pass a medical marijuana bill, Senate President Joe Negron said late Monday night that he would consider calling lawmakers back to Tallahassee in special session.

    Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island
  5. John Morgan and other medical pot supporters call for special session after Legislature's inaction

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Supporters of legalized medical marijuana are calling on Gov. Rick Scott to order a special session after state lawmakers failed to pass a bill to implement a ballot measure approved by 71 percent of voters in November.

    Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R- Estero, left, talks with Rep. James Grant, Tampa, on the medical marijuana legislation during Friday's House floor session. Listening in the center are Rep. Alexandra Miller, R- Sarasota, and Rep. Mel Ponder, R- Destin. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  6. Lawmakers fail to pass medical pot bill, 'thwarting' the voters who approved it

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — As behind-the-scenes negotiations broke down in the final hours of their annual session Friday, the Florida Legislature failed to pass legislation putting medical marijuana, passed overwhelmingly by voters, into effect.

    Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R- Estero talks with Rep. Clay Ingram, R- Pensacola on the floor of the House on Friday. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  7. Deal on medical marijuana may be in peril


    State lawmakers may leave Tallahassee without passing legislation regulating medical marijuana.

    Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero (left)