President of the Florida Cannabis Action Network Cathy Jordan is suing Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube for wrongful conduct after cops raided the her home like a SWAT team crashing into Pablo Escobar's mansion back in February.
Back on February 15, cops swarmed Jordan's home after a government e ... More >>
The Florida Legislature is kind of like that family friend who comes and crashes your pad for two weeks, rearranges everything in your cupboards, tells you exactly what kind of person you are, and then leaves so you can live in the mess they just created.
After two more quick months of politicking ... More >>
Back on February 25, cops raided the home of president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network Cathy Jordan, like a SWAT team crashing into Pablo Escobar's mansion.
- Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Florida
- Florida Medical Marijuana Bill Author Jeff Clemens Says "It's About Compassi ... More >>
It's not looking good for the the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.
While the Florida Legislature has gone ahead and moved forward with trying to ban bongs, the Cathy Jordan bill has yet to even get a hearing in either the House or the Senat ... More >>
Last month, we told you about New Times regular Robert Platshorn's latest effort to spread the word on medical marijuana. Since late 2012, the former drug smuggler turned activist has been buying up TV time on local stations for an infomercial. Provocatively titled "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?," the s ... More >>
Florida state Sen. Jeff Clemens introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow patients with certain qualifying medical conditions to privately and legally possess medical marijuana.
The bill, named after Florida Cannabis Action Network President and ALS patient Cathy Jordan, would allow patients to ... More >>
On Monday, cops raided the home of Cathy Jordan, president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, and seized all her pot after a government employee who was visiting a neighbor spotted some marijuana plants on her property.
Turns out, Jordan has Lou Gehrig's disease and uses the marijuana as treat ... More >>
Not content with locking up Palm Beach medical marijuana activist Robert Platshorn for almost 30 years, the federal government has now decided to rob him of his constitutional rights, restricting his ability to travel and enjoy free speech and assembly. They don't like him advocating drug ... More >>
This Sunday, Revolution Live and Ploppy Palace Productions are hosting the 14th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit. The multimedia extravaganza lasts all day and features loads of 420-friendly jams (from the likes of Grammy winner Cyril Nevile, Johnny Drea, the Spam Allstars, the Funky Nuggets, and ... More >>
Resolutions to let voters decide on an amendment to the Florida Constitution to legalize medical marijuana have now been proposed in both chambers of the Legislature.Miami Democratic Sen. Larcenia Bullard dropped Senate Joint Resolution 1028 in the hopper on Friday, becoming the Senate side ... More >>
Despite the dismal number of signatures collected to put a medical marijuana referendum on Florida ballots next year, the chance that Floridians will be voting on a "personhood" amendment -- like the one that failed in Mississippi last night -- is even lower.The leader of the Florida movement ... More >>
sodahead.comIf you want to see a medical marijuana referendum on the 2012 ballot, you'll have to say a prayer that House Joint Resolution 353 passes through the Legislature -- it's currently in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee -- or you're going to have to be one of 646,889 more Floridians to si ... More >>
sodahead.comNot quite yet.An amendment to the Florida Constitution to legalize medical marijuana may be proposed on 2012 voter ballots, if one House Democrat gets his way.Rep. Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth has submitted House Joint Resolution 353, which would put a medical-marijuana amendment up to ... More >>
Jeffrey Kennedy, with his wife, Sharon, says they've gone through "18 months of hell" since his arrest.Prosecutors dropped criminal charges today against a Palm Beach County man who had claimed a medicinal marijuana defense in a case that could have sent him to prison for five years for growing p ... More >>
Mussika's missing medical marijuana.Elvy Mussika is a former South Florida resident who uses medical marijuana -- grown and supplied directly by the federal government. As detailed in our October "Legalize It" issue, the government started a program in 1982 that supplied pre-rolled joints to pati ... More >>
Let's clear a few things up just in case anyone was misled by a column from the Sun Sentinel's Nicole Brochu earlier this week. Despite a recent survey that found 57 percent of Floridians support legalization of medical marijuana, Brochu doesn't think that it's likely to happen. "Florida isn ... More >>
A survey conducted by GOP pollster Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates -- the same firm that conducted polls for Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign -- found that 57 percent of Floridians support legalization of medicinal marijuana. Daily BruinSoon coming to a strip mall near you? This news ... More >>
Doing more than 29 years in prison, Robert Platshorn was the longest-serving nonviolent prisoner in America's war on weed. He was once part of a small, homegrown smuggling outfit known as "The Black Tuna Gang." Now out of prison, living in West Palm Beach, and active in the legalization movement, ... More >>
Photo from jimlewisforflorida.comLewis: "Faint heart never won fair maiden."Jim Lewis won't be your next attorney general. But if there were some miraculous come-from-behind victory for the perennial losing candidate, Lewis would bring about a radical change. He'd legalize pot. Not just medicinal ... More >>
Flickr: captainandapantsNow that the U.S. Justice Department has committed -- at least rhetorically -- to an "efficient and rational use" of its enforcement powers against marijuana users and sellers, there's money to be made. Maybe Commerce Online of West Palm Beach will emerge as a kind-of moun ... More >>