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    Wednesday night, and without public announcement, the Florida Department of Health, which oversees medical marijuana, published a new set of rules that will allow marijuana dispensaries to sell edible marijuana. The new rules take effect immediately. The health department was able...
    On June 11, 2020, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, located in Ocala, Florida, posted about a “drug” bust on Facebook. A deputy with the sheriff’s office had pulled someone over and busted them with marijuana gummy edibles. The sheriff’s office...
    By Tim Altman   You are a medical marijuana patient and you find yourself arrested for a crime; after you have bonded out of jail using a bail bondsman, such as Altman Bail Bonds, you have some decisions to make. Can...
    On January 28, Marion County School Board members held a meeting in regards to Mike Hickman, the Belleview High School dean and Marine veteran who was suspended without pay for using prescribed marijuana. Board members said that they made a...
    Original story Belleview High School’s student services manager, Mike Hickman, 50, fired for using medical marijuana in the privacy of his home. The issue came about when Hickman was injured at the school when breaking up a fight between students. Hickman, who...
    Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined in on the bill. If the bill passes, the state would also tax marijuana. According to the language in...
      Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal agent in medicine with the earliest evidence in ancient Chinese practice dating back to 2700 BC. Over time, the use of medical cannabis has been increasingly adopted by Western medicine and...
    After many, many residents expressed their concerns to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners about the moratorium on medical marijuana, commissioners reached out to try and clarify their actions. Marion County commissioners say they do not want the public...
    Marion County -- On November 8, 2016, millions of Floridians exercised their right to vote to ensure that the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2, passed. Amendment 2 ballot summary "Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating...
    Washington– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tuesday announced its intention to place the active materials in the kratom tree into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The DEA claims they are doing it to "avoid an imminent hazard to public safety." Kratom...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Sheriff's across Florida are gearing up for a campaign called "Don't Let Florida Go To Pot," a campaign against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November...
      Over the past few weeks, I have listened to a growing number of Northwest Floridians who have strong opinions about the medical use of cannabis, or marijuana. In the grocery store, in church, in the emails I receive and...
      Ocala, Florida -- In October 2013 Ocala Post reported that Attorney General Pam Bondi had drafted a letter to Chief Justice Polston in an attempt to have the language in an amendment regarding the legalization of medical marijuana discredited,...
      Bakersfield, California -- Adam Christopher Vega, 30, of Bakersfield, was arrested late Friday in Bakersfield after being charged in a seven-count federal indictment alleging that he and four co-conspirators trafficked in methamphetamine and marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent...