Police raided an alleged marijuana grow house in Florida City on Thursday – and some of the plants were being grown outside the house.
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Police: Pot Scattered On Lawn Of Florida City Grow House

Police raided an alleged marijuana grow house in Florida City on Thursday – and some of the plants were scattered on the lawn outside the house.


J.D. Patterson (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-On-One With J.D. Patterson

A few weeks ago on Facing South Florida we unveiled our latest findings in the Race Matters series.


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

Rejected Medical Pot Applications Likely To Be Challenged

Even before selecting five nurseries to become Florida’s first legal pot producers, Department of Health officials will face a challenge from at least one grower whose application was tossed out because it was late.


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)

Pot Petition Headed To Supervisors In Florida

One hundred thousand petitions supporting the legalization of medical marijuana were sent to county elections supervisors in Florida.


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Former County Cop Sentenced For His Role In Pot Op

A former Miami-Dade County police detective was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a major marijuana trafficking organization.



Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court System

As part of our continuing series, CBS4 News expanded its review, focusing on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests across Miami Dade County.

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Professor Donald Jones from the University of Miami and Broward County Vice Mayor Martin Kiar. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Broward County- Civil Citation

In response to Jim DeFede’s Race Matters series, Broward County has recently announced that they too will consider civil citations as another alternative for police officers to use when dealing with people who possess small amounts of marijuana.


Professor Donald Jones from the University of Miami. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Race Matters- Marijuana Arrests

In response to Jim DeFede’s series titled Race Matters: Policing By The Numbers, reaction was quick and widespread.


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Broward Commissioners Take Up Pot Penalties

Broward County commissioners unanimously passed a plan to draft an ordinance to lessen penalties for minor pot possession Tuesday afternoon.


Tarakiki Dozier, 39, admitted to her role a pot smuggling scheme that brought 667 pounds of pot into Palm Beach County. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Broward Teacher Admits Role In Smuggling 667 Pounds Of Pot

A 39-year-old Broward preschool teacher is no longer working with students after she admitted to being part of a conspiracy that smuggled massive amounts of pot into Palm Beach County.