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Florida Lawsuit Shows Lack of Regulation for CBD Products, Experts Say

18 hours ago by Kristine Gill
Experts say a recent class-action lawsuit filed in Florida signals a growing need for more stringent regulation and enforcement of the hemp and CBD industries in the state. The suit alleges the Fort Lauderdale company Diamond CBD and the Denver-based First Capital Venture Co. misrepresented the amount of CBD in their products.
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New Miami Police Rules Would Give Drug-Using Cops a Second Chance

1 year ago by Jerry Iannelli
If a City of Miami Police officer suspects you have drugs in your car, you'd better believe you'll get arrested. Sure, prosecutors might eventually drop your case or send you to a pretrial diversion program, but there's also a good shot you could end up in jail. Either way, the process is humiliating and expensive.
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CBD Is in Everything From Ice Cream to Cocktails on Miami Menus

9 months ago by Juliana Accioly
It's Saturday morning, and Courtney León is standing behind jars full of cookies under a blue-and-white-striped tent at the Coconut Grove Farmers Market (3300 Grand Ave., Miami; 305-238-7747). For the past four years, she's been garnering a loyal customer base through her organic, gluten-free, vegan, and low-glycemic baked goods...
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Miami-Dade Schools Are Making Students Sign Anti-Vaping Pledges

10 months ago by Brittany Shammas
Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade County School Board decided to consider installing sensors in school bathrooms to deal with what they called the epidemic of teens vaping on campus. The district is still researching that idea, but in the meantime has come up with a different solution: making kids sign...
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Juul's "Action Plan" Is Too Late for Addicted Miami Teens, Mother Claims in Lawsuit

11 months ago by Jessica Lipscomb
For years, Miami resident Sabrina Zampa had no idea her teenage sons were regularly vaping. It was only last August, after discovering her son's Juul, that she learned her kids had been "juuling" since middle school. Her now-16-year-old son says he bought his first Juul products from the company's website and later used Postmates to buy pod replacements — as did her younger son, now age 14.
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Brightline and Tri-Rail Have Killed Dozens

8 months ago by Meg O'Connor
The patchy morning clouds had just begun to dissipate when the Tri-Rail train pulled out of the Pompano Beach station, heading south through the fading twilight of dawn. Thick bushes, tall green grass, and squat tan buildings littered with colorful graffiti lined the tracks. The train thumped by, picking up...
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Black Residents at South Beach Condo Say Racist Board Members Made Their Lives Hell

11 months ago by Jessica Lipscomb
At least nine former and current residents and employees have come forward with accusations of racial discrimination inside the Mirador 1000, an upscale condo building with its own hair salon and convenience mart where two-bedroom units are listed for up to $800,000.
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Miami Rep. Diaz-Balart Fought Cigar Regulations Days After Taking Tobacco Cash

1 year ago by Jerry Iannelli
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart sure loves cigars. He enjoys them so much that at a February 14 federal budget hearing, the GOP congressman railed against the Food and Drug Administration's plans to impose new regulations on the cigar industry. He claimed the rules were needlessly "burdensome" and unfair.
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Miami Police Capt. Javier Ortiz Cuts Ads for Anti-Aging Clinic With Chiropractor Tied to Political Scandal

2 years ago by Tim Elfrink
BodyRx, an anti-aging clinic that offers testosterone and other hormone treatments, fills an unassuming office on the ground floor of a Coral Gables apartment complex. The lobby is pristine, with gray floors, ornate shelving, and delicate upholstery that wouldn't seem out of place in a wedding planner's office. As patients wait to be seen, a TV on the wall plays one testimonial on repeat.
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The Insane History of Marijuana in Florida

2 years ago by Travis Cohen
Today, legal marijuana flourishes in fields and greenhouses from Homestead to Tallahassee. Every day, new cannabis clinics hang green neon crosses in their windows, while millions of dollars pour in from global investors looking to get into the Mary Jane business. Weed has finally gone legit in Florida. So it's...

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