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A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Questions Raised About Proposed Pot Rule

A lawyer for the Legislature is questioning the Department of Health’s proposed medical-marijuana rule, slated for a public vetting on Monday.

3 hours ago

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Health Dept. Slashes “Early Steps” Admin Jobs

Blaming a budget shortfall, the Florida Department of Health has laid off most of the administrators at the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.

02/25/2015

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Critics Warn Cuts Will Harm Services To Toddlers

Blaming a budget shortfall, the Florida Department of Health has laid off most of the administrators at the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.

02/24/2015

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Another Pot Hearing Sought To Clear Up Proposed Rule

Florida’s Department of Health is set to hold another hearing to clarify a proposed medical marijuana rule that has caused some confusion.

02/19/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Panel Crafts Regulations For Pot Industry

A panel crafting regulations to jump-start the state’s new medical-marijuana industry replaced a lottery system, scrapped by a judge in November, with a scorecard to pick five nurseries to grow, process and distribute types of pot authorized by the Legislature last year.

02/06/2015

Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes said he won't support highway speeding cameras. (Source: https://www.flsenate.gov/)

GOP Senator Offers Medical Marijuana Plan

Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

01/26/2015

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GOP Senator Offers Medical Marijuana Plan

Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

01/26/2015

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Miami-Dade Feeling Effects Of Severe Flu Season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that this year’s flu season has hit early and hit hard. Their data also shows that Florida is one of 29 states with the highest level of flu activity.

01/06/2015

A closeup view of marijuana in a grinder along with a cigarette as photographed on August 30, 2014 in Bethpage, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

More Delays For Medical Marijuana Industry In Florida

Lawmakers will have to sign off on a new rule to kick-start the state’s medical marijuana industry, meaning another likely delay in the law that was supposed to take full effect Thursday.

12/31/2014

(Source: AP/Peter Morrison)

DOH: Fewer Florida Kids Smoking Cigarettes

New data shows fewer kids in Florida are smoking cigarettes.

12/20/2014

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