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Medical Marijuana Has Arrived in Florida, More to Come

By: Stephen Siegel and Joshua Boxer The social and political efforts in California, Colorado and other states to legalize the production, distribution, sale and use of marijuana (for medical purposes or otherwise) is also present in Florida. This year, 2014, is … Continue reading

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Marijuana meets medicine on Florida ballot

By: Stephen Siegel and Joshua Boxer On Nov. 4, Florida voters will have the opportunity to adopt or reject a constitutional amendment that is likely to attract attention: “Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions — Allows the medical use … Continue reading

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Recent Changes to Florida Law Affect Health Care Professionals Charged in Criminal Cases

By Elizabeth Perez The war on health care fraud continues to be front and center in Florida. Effective as of July 1, 2012, laws enacted this legislative session amend the draconian licensure penalties (enacted in 2009) for health care professionals … Continue reading

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Controlled Substances: Regulatory Changes Every Physician Should Know

By Lester Perling and Shachi Mankodi For the last few years, the Florida Legislature and the Department of Health have strived to curb the troublesome influx of pain clinics that overprescribe controlled substances, a/k/a pill mills. The latest effort came … Continue reading

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