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Sides Take Aim In Medical Marijuana Showdown

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – For former House Speaker Jon Mills, crafting a constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order pot for extremely ill patients was an opportunity for the onetime University of Florida law-school dean […]

10/13/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Morgan Says Big Money Lined Up For Pot Campaign

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said he has pledges of up to $6 million — not including his own substantial checkbook — to back a proposed constitutional amendment going before voters in November that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.

07/14/2014

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New Specialty Tags Will Soon Hit The Road

As they did a year ago, Florida lawmakers this spring approved four new specialty license tags, also extending a self-imposed barrier that hasn’t slowed the program.

06/23/2014

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Amendment 2 Opponents: ‘Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot’

Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana launched the “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot” campaign Tuesday, warning that passing the measure would lead to widespread abuse.

06/10/2014

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Study: Florida Leads Nation In Inmates Who “Max Out” Sentences

A new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds Florida leading the nation in inmates who “max out” their sentences — serving 100 percent of their time and being released with no supervision beyond the prison gates.

06/04/2014

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Success For Gun Owners & 2nd Amendment Defenders In 2014

Gun owners and defenders of the second amendment saw success during the 2014 Florida legislative session, but one battle is still being waged.

05/05/2014

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State Sheriff’s Assoc. To Begin Push Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana

When Florida voters go to the polls this November to cast their ballot on the legalization of medical marijuana, the state’s Sheriff’s Association wants them to vote no.

04/27/2014

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Lawmakers Back Allowing Concealed Guns During Evacuations

Senators continued moving forward Tuesday with a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without licenses during evacuations ordered by the governor.

04/08/2014

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Emergency Guns Measure Clears Committee On Third Shot

A National Rifle Association-backed measure to allow people without concealed weapons licenses to pocket their guns during emergencies squeaked out of the Senate committee where it has been on hold for two weeks.

04/01/2014

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Emergency Guns Measure Headed To House Floor

A House committee on Thursday expanded a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons during emergencies even if they don’t have a license to carry.

03/27/2014

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