To End the War on Cannabis Consumers
Our mission is to advocate for the legalization of marijuana through education, outreach, and grassroots efforts, to include the change of laws for the safe, responsible, convenient access to marijuana by adults.
The Regional NORML Tallahassee Chapter formed in 2016 as the voice for marijuana reform efforts in North Florida.
NORML Tallahassee is a 501(c)(4), civil rights, member driven nonprofit corporation. We are a Third-Party Voter Registration Organization. The organization registers and educates voters at all public events.
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The Hemp Industry in Florida has allowed for equitable access into the cannabis industry. Barriers to access were created by legislative action known as the “marijuana pay to play scheme” and today there is only one minority-owned medical marijuana treatment center and the company originated out-of-state.
Adult Use in Florida will Grandfather Hemp Cultivators and Hemp Food Establishments into the adult use marijuana program. Hemp Cultivators and Hemp Food Establishments have proven their performance and credibility to the State and consumers are happy and eagerly awaiting access to the full array of the cannabis plant without having to pay exorbitant fees as in the medical marijuana program. Legislative action is required.
Did you know that one company owns 25% of the medical marijuana market in Florida. Unfortunately, that company CEOs’ husband has been indicted and convicted of bribery, conspiracy, fraud, and other charges. Its no wonder there are articles WHY FLORIDA CANNABIS PATIENTS HATE TRULIEVE: CEO INVOLVED IN STIFLING OF MMJ PROGRAM and stories about major ethical and racial discrimination issues. Bad actors 101.
On another note, advocates have played a major role to mitigate the traditional underground market by having low-cost entrance fees in hemp compared to medical marijuana.
Now it’s time to create the adult use program in Florida and it starts by Grandfathering hemp cultivators and businesses in.
Consumers are happy they are being provided quality product; however, Floridians want the products the traditional marijuana cannabis market has provided for decades with the full bouquet of terpenes, cannabinoids, and percentages of THC. Typical ranges of THC flower (Which is Flower that is typically between 15% to 35% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.).
Florida Medical Marijuana Fees: Application Fees: $60,063 to $146,00 (non-refundable competitive process). Vertical Integration required. Renewal fees (biennial) and are now based on an Emergency Rule (non-transparent) formula that will cost some MMTCs upwards of $1.28 million.
Medical Marijuana Patients Fees: $75 annual DOH ID Card. Physicians Visits $100 to $380 every 7 months. Plus, the cost of medical marijuana.
Hemp Cultivators Fees: Fingerprinting $90. Permits No Cost
Hemp Food Establishment Fees: $650 to Manufacture, Retail Sale, or Distribute.
**The cost of medical marijuana in Florida is outrageously more expensive than other states and hemp cannabinoid products. That is because MMTCs are passing high fees onto the consumers.
Example of Marijuana product. (Flower (35% THC, .03+%CBD). Cost: 7 grams $50+
Example of Hemp Product (CBD Flower (0.3% THC, 21% CBD). Cost: 7 grams $24+
Congress voted on the MORE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 1, 2022. Passage by 220 yeas to 204 nays.
217 Democrats and 3 Republicans voted FOR the bill.
2 Democrats and 204 Republicans voted AGAINST the bill.
All Florida and Texas Democrats voted for the MORE Act (except Cuellar (TX). All Florida and Texas Republicans voted against the MORE Act (except two Mast (FL) and Gaetz (FL).
The 116th Congress voted in favor of the MORE Act (H.R. 3884) on December 4, 2020. Passage by 228 yeas and 164 nays.
222 Democrats, 5 Republicans, and 1 Independent voted FOR the bill.
6 Democrats and 158 Republicans voted AGAINST the bill.
All Florida and Texas Democrats voted for the MORE Act (except Cuellar (TX). All Florida and Texas Republicans voted against the MORE Act (except two Mast (FL) and Gaetz (FL)).
Support the H.R. 3617 the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act and the U.S. Senate Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.