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Florida Banning Marijuana Dispensaries Ban, Florida Ban

Updated information on Florida counties and city councils banning 'medical' marijuana dispensaries.

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Sarasota plotting workaround to comply with state law for medical pot dispensaries Florida Ban, sarasota, Ban

City leaders felt treating dispensaries as they do pharmacies would allow them across large swaths of the city, so they voted to outright ban them until planners could devise an alternative.  City leaders got their first glimpse at that alternative Monday night and unanimously endorsed a plan to craft rules that they call a kind of “middle ground” between the ban and current pharmacy rules.

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Venice wants to ban medical marijuana dispensaries Florida Ban, Ban, Venice, City Council

Council members cite lack of local control as reason. The city of Venice will ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, because current state statutes do not allow any form of local regulation above those placed on pharmacies. 
In moving toward prohibiting dispensaries, Venice joins the city of Sarasota and town of Longboat Key, though Sarasota is looking to modify its approach that would treat dispensaries the same as stand-alone pharmacies.

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Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban Ban, workplace, drug free workplace

Kentucky's ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens' possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."

Kentucky's ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens' possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."

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Kissimmee officials have voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries Ban, Kissimmee, City Council, Florida, Florida Ban

Kissimmee commissioners voted 4 to 1 to ban the dispensaries from opening in town. They don’t believe there is room to regulate effectively the way the law is currently written.

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Palmetto just says “No” to medical marijuana dispensaries Manatee, Pametoo, Ban, Florida Ban

“There are too many unknowns,” said Commissioner Tambra Varnadore. “I don’t have a problem with the use of it, but there are so many rumors out there that it would be potentially abused, so I would rather wait. I feel if our citizens need one, then we can deal with it down the road.”

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Indian River County approves ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Indian River, Ban, County commissioner, Florida Ban

Indian River County joined many governments across the state banning dispensaries rather than accepting them as pharmacies, the only other option allowed in a state law adopted this summer.

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Collier County set to decide whether to ban medicinal marijuana shops Collier, Ban, Amendment 2, Florida Ban

"It's tied our hands in my opinion," said Commissioner Penny Taylor, who said she wants to ban dispensaries from Collier County. "It's just the lack of local control. We have certainly the folks that need this for their illness, but we have the whole community at large to think about. That’s the big picture." 

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County bans marijuana facilities in unincorporated areas Ban, San Diego, california

"I think it's really important to remember that marijuana of any kind is illegal under federal law," Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said. "There have been comments made by the new administration in Washington that signs may point to action being taken in the near future to support federal law."

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