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Ben Pollara, Director, United for Care and Margaret Sotham, Director, South Miami Drug Free Coalition talk to CBS4's Jim DeFede about the controversial medical marijuana issue in Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Medical Marijuana

Florida voters will decide the medical marijuana question in November. Jim discusses the controversial issue with the group that gathered the signatures to get medical marijuana on the ballot, and with the coalition organized against the ballot measure.


Justin Beiber being processed by Miami Beach Police following his January 23 arrest. (Source: Miami Beach Police Department)

Bieber Arrest Videos Remain In Legal Limbo

“My clients have no interest in seeing Mr. Bieber’s penis,” media attorney Deanna Shullman told a Miami-Dade Court Thursday morning during a hearing brought by multiple media organizations seeking access to videos recorded by Miami Beach Police of the pop star.

CBS Miami–02/20/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Drive To Legalize Medical Marijuana Has Cost Millions

The legalization of medical marijuana will go before Florida voters this year, but for its backers, getting to this point has come with a heavy cost.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Democrats File Bills To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed bills (SB 962 and HB 859) to legalize medical marijuana in Florida.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

Marco Rubio (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Declines To Answer Marijuana Question

Sen. Marco Rubio is remaining quiet on whether he ever smoked marijuana and declining to answer the question.


(Source: AP/Peter Morrison)

Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

Health officials have begun to call “end game” on cigarette-smoking in America.


File picture of a gun.  (Source: Thinkstock)

Five People Shot In NW Miami-Dade

Police are investigating the shooting of five people in Northwest Miami-Dade late Thursday evening.


Marijuana (Source: CBS4)

Major Marijuana Operation Busted In Southwest Dade

A major marijuana operation has been discovered in southwest Miami-Dade. Overnight police raided three homes believed to be used to grow the illegal weed.


DAVIE, FL - MAY 4: Jonathan Martin #71 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to the rookie minicamp on May 4, 2012 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Incognito & Martin Talked Drugs In Text Messages

While most of the stories surrounding the text messages between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito have focused on the relationship between the two players, a secondary issue could put both players at risk of further suspension.

CBS Miami–01/31/2014

Valexy Quintero-Consuegra, 37, Marley Torres-Denis,27, and Eddy Pelaez-Ramirez, 44. (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Miami-Dade Police Bust Underground Hydroponics Lab

Miami-Dade Police have raided and shut down an underground hydroponics laboratory that was so hazardous that detectives say it could have triggered an underground explosion in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood.