Florida dragged its feet on a Black farmer's MMJ license so long that he died before a decision was made

Now the Department of Health wants to pass over his heirs completely

By Dara Kam, NSF

Moton Hopkins went from being one of the state's most successful Black farmers to working odd jobs to support his family, after a devastating drought and discrimination by the federal government wiped out the Florida native's livelihood. But the "cowboy legend" — a moniker bestowed on the entrepreneur who traveled the country selling his family farm's fruit and veggies — and his allies jumped on an opportunity to try to cash in on what has the potential to be one of Florida's most lucrative crops: marijuana...

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