Future of Florida's medical marijuana industry uncertain

Future of Florida's medical marijuana industry uncertain

"Cannabis is now legal in the most populous state in the country", New Frontier Data, which tracks the cannabis industry, wrote in its 2017 annual report, "dramatically increasing the total potential size of the industry while establishing legal adult use markets across the entire US Pacific Coast given the legalized states of Washington and OR".

California, Washington, Colorado, and other states generating revenue from marijuana taxes could suffer revenue losses from a federal decision to get tough on weed even if it is unlikely to drop their credit ratings.

San Francisco will become one of the largest major cities in the state to join in adult use sales to residents and tourists, missing the official launch day of January 1 by just five days, but beating Los Angeles to market. "HARDCAR is a major advocate for the legal cannabis, cash and distribution movement in The Golden State". Just a third of Americans supported legalization at the beginning of the last decade, but that flipped to a majority in 2013 and stood at 64 percent past year, according to Gallup polling.

"Today's memo on federal marijuana enforcement simply directs all US attorneys to use previously established prosecutorial principles that provide them all the necessary tools to disrupt criminal organizations, tackle the growing drug crisis, and thwart violent crime across our country", he said.

Four of the state's five medical marijuana companies brought the lawsuit, arguing that expanding the number of companies could harm the fledgling industry as well as patients who have come to rely on medical marijuana for some relief from the pain of serious, debilitating conditions.

Sessions cited a return to "the rule of law" but emphasized leaving discretion up to individual U.S. Attorneys. "In the long run, the key question is how, specifically, the DOJ intends to enforce federal law in legal states, and that is still too early to tell", said New Frontier Data CEO Giadha Aguirre De Carcer. In a memo, he said the federal pot statutes "reflect Congress's determination that marijuana is a risky drug and that marijuana activity is a serious crime". On Thursday the Vermont house of representatives voted to legalize marijuana in that state. "We don't know as we sit here today what the practical effect of Mr. Sessions' pronouncement is going to be".

Eight states have legalized recreational marijuana, including California, which began sales Monday.

California officials on Friday pulled an ad aimed at discouraging stoned driving after critics said it glorified and promoted marijuana use. "We're going to be resilient", he said.

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On Dec. 28, the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association had already suffered a setback, when a state Supreme Court justice dismissed its lawsuit meant to block health officials from doubling the number of companies permitted to grow and distribute medical marijuana in New York. The city has allowed medical marijuana dispensaries for the past several months. "That's what I hear, all day, every day", he said.

"The federal government is not the state of California", he said.

But it takes more than a memo to win a conviction in court, especially if most people support its use, Cohen said.

California marijuana shops hope legalization expands market.

"This is a good day for public health", said Kevin Sabet, a former Obama administration drug policy adviser who heads Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

California marijuana-tracking system not used. Equally, if their current parcels of land are not zoned for marijuana growing under the new rules, they don't have the resources to move. No matter how you feel about the legalization of marijuana, this decision by the federal government to meddle in a state issue settled by public referendum is particularly troubling and would create tremendous uncertainty. With polls showing that marijuana legalization is way more popular than the president is, this will likely turn out to be a huge political disaster for the administration.

Dispensaries like Harborside, with locations in Oakland and San Jose, also said it was business as usual.

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