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Florida Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

13 Mar Lawsuit aims to open up Florida’s medical cannabis business licensing

A new lawsuit aims to turn Florida’s medical marijuana program – possibly one of the most profitable MMJ markets in the United States – into a more free-market system. According to the Miami New Times, the suit – filed by the Pa...

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09 Mar US marijuana heavyweights Helix TCS, BioTrackTHC agree to merge

Colorado-based Helix TCS, a publicly traded ancillary marijuana company, said it signed a merger agreement with BioTrackTHC, a Florida-based seed-to-sale cannabis tracking software company. Terms of the deal weren’t announced. But the marriage co...

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09 Mar Florida paves way for black farmer to land medical marijuana grow license

Legislation that could enable a black farmer to receive a Florida license to grow medical marijuana is headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate on Thursday passed HB 6049, which removes the provision that a black farmer must be a member of the F...

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08 Mar Home delivery a big sales driver for Florida medical marijuana companies

Florida medical cannabis producers are seeing increased sales thanks to their ability to deliver products to customers at home. Some companies report that up to 50% of their sales stems from home deliveries, according to the Fort Myers News-Press. Flor...

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06 Mar Trial date set for smokable medical marijuana in Florida

A hearing on Florida’s ban on smokable forms of medical cannabis will be heard by a circuit court judge in May. Lean County Judge Karen Gievers will hold a nonjury trial on May 16 to determine if the ban violates the 2016 state constitutional ame...

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23 Feb Settlement allows Colorado cannabis retail chain to open three MMJ shops in Florida

The Green Solution, one of Colorado’s largest retail marijuana chains, has received the OK to open three medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida. That approval did not come without a fight, however. The Denver-based company’s expansion in...

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15 Feb BioTrackTHC gets North Dakota’s medical marijuana tracking contract

BioTrackTHC has been awarded the contract to provide North Dakota with a seed-to-sale medical marijuana traceability program. Jeff Gonring, BioTrackTHC’s communications director, told Marijuana Business Daily the company will be paid $589,000 ove...

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07 Feb Job growth in marijuana industry is skyrocketing

The total number of job postings for the U.S. cannabis industry increased by 445% in 2017, a study by job search website ZipRecruiter shows. The online job platform noted the spike is dramatically higher than the 18% increase in cannabis-related job po...

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02 Feb Ontario marijuana grower sells shares of Arizona grower for CA$20 million

Hoping to keep the Toronto Stock Exchange at bay, a federally licensed cannabis grower in Ontario announced Friday it is selling its shares in an Arizona cannabis company for 20 million Canadian dollars ($16.15 million). Ontario-based Aphria said it wo...

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17 Jan Canadian-listed marijuana company buys Florida MMJ license holder for $48M

A New York-based marijuana investment company used cash and its Canadian-listed shares to fund a $48 million acquisition of a licensed medical marijuana business in Florida. iAnthus Capital Holdings, an investor in U.S. marijuana businesses, bought Flo...

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