How Florida’s New Hemp Law Is Impacting Marijuana Arrests and Prosecutions

Posted: October 8, 2019 | Categories: Drug Crimes

On July 1, 2019, the state of Florida legalized hemp, and the new law is impacting marijuana arrests and prosecutions. Overview of the New Hemp Law and the Challenges It Presents to Prosecutors Hemp, cannabidiol (CBD), and other derivatives that contain .3% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis—are now lawful substances…



New Law Restricts Minors from Purchasing Cough Syrup in Florida

Posted: January 5, 2017 | Categories: Drug Crimes

As we begin 2017, some new laws go into effect in Florida after Governor Rick Scott signed them into law last year. One of these laws aims to curb drug abuse by minors by restricting minors from purchasing cough syrups. SB 938 Prevents Minors from Buying Certain Cough Syrups This law prohibits the sale of…


Medical Marijuana Legalization in Florida Expanding: What You Need to Know

Posted: November 11, 2016 | Categories: Drug Crimes

After the vote failed by a narrow margin in 2014, Amendment 2 passed on November 8 with 71 percent of Floridians voting for legalizing medical marijuana. The new law will take effect starting on January 3, 2017, but legislators are still writing the new regulations. Therefore, this information is subject to change once Florida lawmakers…