Medical Marijuana Reference Guide

On June 23, 2017, Senate Bill 8A, expanding the medical use of marijuana in Florida and requiring the FDLE to develop training for law enforcement officers was signed into law.  In cooperation with FPCA, FSA, SLECA, and FPAA the Medical Marijuana Reference Guide was developed and is available on CJNET at http://www.flcjn.net/Medical-Marijuana-Resources.aspx The recently released Medical…

Office of Compassionate Use Bi-Weekly Updates

As we move forward with implementation, the Office of Compassionate Use is providing bi-weekly updates to interested or affected parties. This audience includes a variety of partners such as law enforcement agencies, physician associations, city and county managers, and County Health Officers. It is our goal to provide consistent statewide updates and contact information to…

GS1-SL / GS2 Notice of Proposed Rule

A Notice of Proposed Rule was published yesterday, May 31, 2017, in the Florida Administrative Register regarding proposed updates to the General Records Schedule GS1-SL for State and Local Government Agencies and the General Records Schedule GS2 for Law Enforcement, Correctional Facilities and District Medical Examiners. Public comment is now being accepted on these updates.…

Office of Compassionate Use – Medical Marijuana Scams

Last week, it came to the department’s attention that there are businesses advertising free or reduced-cost access to medical marijuana and in some cases are asserting that they are the “Office of Compassionate Use” when soliciting credit card information. These advertisements have been seen in Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee and are in no way related…

Animal Cruelty Fighting Course

The Humane Society of the United States is offering FPCA members and their staff free training on Animal Cruelty.  They provide training to law enforcement officers nationally on investigating animal fighting and cruelty crimes, and the link between illegal animal abuse and other felony crimes.  In the past year, officers from over 1,300 agencies across…