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Intersection: The State Of Marijuana In Florida

April 20th, 4-20,  is unofficially known as weed day. As another medical marijuana dispensary opens in Orlando this week, Intersection checks in with the Orlando Sentinel’s Paul Brinkmann on the business of medical marijuana in Central Florida. And Travis Cohen, of the Miami New Times joins the conversation for a look at Florida’s uneasy relationship with marijuana over the decades. 
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Florida judge again supports allowing Tampa cancer survivor to grow marijuana

Joe Redner is rich enough to buy the marijuana that will keep his Stage 4 lung cancer at bay on the black market. Instead, the 77-year-old Tampa resident is using his wealth to sue the state of Florida. He wants the state to honor the promise of Amendment 2, and give everyone full access to the entire cannabis plant. A Tallahassee judge agreed and ruled last week that Redner could legally grow his own marijuana. Her order only applies to Redner, whose doctor has recommended he drink eight ounces of juice from the raw marijuana plant daily to keep his cancer in remission. But the Florida Department of Health says that even registered medical marijuana patients are not allowed to …
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Intersection: Medical Marijuana; John Morgan & The Florida Democratic Party; TEDx Orlando

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/062317_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe clock is running out for the Florida Department of Health to figure out the rules on medical marijuana use. Lawmakers approved a bill in special session to implement the constitutional amendment, and the deadline for those rules is July 3rd. On today’s program we talk about the road ahead for medical marijuana- what it means for patients and growers in the Sunshine state. Joining the program: 90.7 health reporter Abe Aboraya, lobbyist Louis Rotundo and Pahandle resident Felicia Duncan, whose …
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