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Legislation Filed in Florida to Decriminalize Possession of Marijuana: This & Other Marijuana-Related Arrest & Prosecution Changes in Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

 In August, legislation was introduced in Florida to decriminalize possession of certain amounts of marijuana without the need for a medical marijuana license. The legislation reduces criminal penalties for having 20 grams or less of the substance and/or products containing 600 grams or less of THC. The bill would also make juveniles eligible for… Read More »

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Florida’s New Law Legalizing Hemp Has Completely Changed Arrests, Seizures, And Prosecutions of Marijuana-Related Crimes

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Florida’s new hemp law went into effect in July, legalizing hemp that contains up to .3 percent THC. However, according to reports, the legalization of hemp has thrown a wrench into law-enforcement and its arrests and seizures involving marijuana. This is because there is no way for police to tell the difference between hemp… Read More »

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Using & Possessing Marijuana May No Longer Be a Drug Offense in Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In late February, Florida state lawmakers filed bills to legalize and tax the recreational use of marijuana in Florida, thereby moving towards decriminalizing the drug. The substance would be legal to use by anyone over the age of 21, and the legislation also outlines any fees associated with marijuana-related businesses if it is legalized…. Read More »

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