Florida entrepreneurs cashing in on possibility of legalized medical marijuana

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Already lawmakers are looking to regulate “Charlotte’s Web,” a weaker strain of cannabis that is said to help some children. Lawmakers also are looking at creating a compassionate-use registry, writing guidelines to authorize dispensaries and regulating cultivation, manufacture and distribution of the plant.

California was the first state to adopt a medical marijuana program in 1996, and was followed by Alaska, Washington and Oregon in 1998. Maine joined the party in 1999. From 2000 and 2013, more states followed suit, including Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Montana, Vermont, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Michigan, Arizona, Washington, D.C.,  New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois and New Hampshire.

Marianela Toledo is a columnist for Florida Watchdog.org. Know something we don't? E-mail info@watchdog.org.

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