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Rumored Rundle Challenger Privately Says She'll Run While PAC Forms to Support Her

12 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
Melba Pearson's impending run for Miami-Dade County State Attorney might be the worst-kept secret in local political circles of late. Last week she stepped down from her post as deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. And as rumors continue to swirl that her run is imminent, she is said to be privately telling allies she plans to throw her hat into the ring shortly.
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Here's Proof Getting Medical Marijuana in Florida Is Becoming Easier

2 years ago by Falyn Freyman
When 62-year-old cancer survivor Jer Valentino set out to obtain his medical marijuana card, the Naples, Florida, resident had to wait two weeks before he could even see a doctor. Another three months and several hundred dollars later, he finally had the pot he needed to treat the...
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John Morgan Wants to Get Recreational Marijuana on Florida's 2020 Ballot

2 years ago by Travis Cohen
Legal recreational weed in Florida just got closer to becoming a reality. John Morgan, the Orlando attorney whose fortune and advocacy helped bring medical marijuana to the Sunshine State, says he's throwing his weight behind an effort to get recreational pot on the ballot in 2020.
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Medical Marijuana Cost a Nursing Student Her Spot at Nova Southeastern

2 years ago by Brittany Shammas
When Kaitlin McKeon was confronted with the results of her drug test, she already knew what it would show: positive for marijuana. Before she'd even enrolled in the nursing program at Nova Southeastern University, the bubbly then-23-year-old had told school officials she had a medical marijuana card and used the drug to relieve her chronic stomach pain.
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Smokable Medical Marijuana Is Legal in Florida, Judge Rules

3 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Florida voters legalized medical marijuana in 2016. But that referendum directed the Florida Legislature — a group dominated by fear-mongering, fun-hating conservatives — to write most of the rules and regulations for medical pot. After a gigantic political battle, the Legislature in 2017 finalized a list of ways that patients could legally ingest medicinal pot...
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Miami City Employee Says He Was Fired for Using Medical Marijuana

2 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
More than 70 percent of Floridians voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2016, yet many local governments still have bizarrely hostile relationships with pot. Take the City of Miami. Despite the fact that Miami-area cops have the option to issue tickets for weed, a New Times investigation found that they're instead...
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Florida's Medical Marijuana Patients Are Totally Screwed Now

4 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Remember when 72 percent of Floridians voted to usher in a new era of open access to medical marijuana? That triumphant moment for medical weed was just in November, but for Florida patients this morning, it feels like a lifetime ago.
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Tallahassee Will Probably Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana Today

4 years ago by Tim Elfrink
When Florida overwhelmingly voted to approve medical marijuana last November, it's a fair bet most of the millions of voters who checked yes on Amendment 2 imagined a future in which sick patients would be free to roll up a joint to smoke away their pain in peace.
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New Times Will Answer Your Medical Marijuana Questions via Facebook Live Tomorrow

4 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
With another medical marijuana legalization vote coming this November, legal weed opponents have spread a ton of misinformation over the last few months. The idea that pot is ten times as powerful now as it used to be? Straight-up lie. The rumor that marijuana caregivers will turn into "dope dealers...
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Florida House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill That Bans Smoking Weed

4 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Florida's House of Representatives proved today there is nothing its grubby little hands can't screw up. After more than 72 percent of voters statewide voted to legalize medicinal marijuana for people with "debilitating diseases," a term that includes cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimer's, the Florida House today passed its own series of rules regulating the state's new medical weed industry.

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