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Court overturns state ban on smokable medical marijuana

Court overturns state ban on smokable medical marijuana

Smoking medical marijuana in the state of Florida is a constitutional right, according to a recent court ruling, but the more than 100,000 patients with chronic and debilitating illnesses in Florida who use marijuana for treatment are not safe to light up just yet. Just one hour after Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers handed […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 24

OFFICIALS: MAN WHO RAN FROM DEPUTY KILLED IN CHASE ARRESTED A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 26-year-old Francisco Obidio Portillo-Fuentes was in federal court Wednesday in Jacksonville, facing a charge of illegally re-entering the U.S. He faces up to two years in prison. A criminal complaint says the El Salvador man was in a […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

ENVIRO GROUPS FILE SUIT TO TRY AND STOP SE PIPELINE PROJECT Groups including the Sierra Club filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comes less than a week after the $3.2-billion Sabal Trail project received final federal approvals, including […]