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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

Oleta River State Park  (Source: floridastateparks.org)

Swimming Ban Lifted At Oleta River State Park

It’s safe to swim at Oleta River State Park again. A swimming ban issued last week for the surrounding waters has been lifted.

01/18/2015

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

State Names Medical Marijuana Rule-Makers

A 12 member panel, including five nurseries, will prepare to hash out rules on who can grow medical marijuana and how it will be distributed to patients.

01/16/2015

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

Draft Pot Rule Fleshes Out Requirements For Growers

A panel comprised of the director of the state Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of the Drug Policy Advisory Council would pick five nurseries to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana under a revamped rule released Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.

01/15/2015

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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

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Grant Awarded To Plan For Health Effects Of Climate Change

Even though climate change has been a hot button issue for years now, one Florida county just recently received a $10,000 grant to prepare for the health effects of climate change.

01/05/2015

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Mosquito-Borne Disease Alert Lifted In Dade County

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County on Friday announced an end to the dengue fever alert.

12/19/2014

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Florida Health Officials Launch Holiday Weight

When it comes to watching your weight, a little help never hurt anyone.

11/30/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Scott: “No Confirmed Cases Of Ebola In Florida”

Florida is monitoring six people who recently traveled to Ebola-affected areas in West Africa, Gov. Rick Scott told state lawmakers during a conference call Tuesday.

10/29/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Defends Order On Ebola Monitoring

Gov. Rick Scott has made a move to protect Floridians from Ebola and now he’s defending his decision. Monday, Gov. Scott said it’s “the right thing to do” to protect Floridians.

10/27/2014

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