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Judge Rules Patients Can Smoke Marijuana

May 26, 2018 - 6:00am

A state law banning patients from smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional, a Tallahassee judge ruled late Friday.

Weekly Roundup: A Food Fight and a Power Play

May 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

For a while, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Ron DeSantis were in danger of serious elbow injuries in a “who’s the Trumpiest” contest that’s part of their larger battle to capture the Republican nomination to succeed Gov. Rick Scott.

Pot Rule Could Lead to More Challenges, Delays

May 25, 2018 - 6:00am

Businesses seeking to enter Florida’s pot industry warned state health officials Thursday of numerous flaws in a proposed rule that would expand the number of medical marijuana operators but could lead to further delays in a process that’s already months overdue.

Calder Grandstand's Gone, but There's a Sidewalk, Casino Argues

May 22, 2018 - 6:45pm
Demolishing of grandstand at Calder

Thoroughbred breeders and trainers are accusing gambling regulators of erring when they allowed Calder Race Course to keep its lucrative slot-machine license after demolishing the grandstand where bettors once watched horses compete.

Nursing Home Lawyers a No-Show in Records Case

May 22, 2018 - 6:00am

Lawyers for an embattled Broward County nursing home failed to show up Monday for a hearing they requested in a public-records legal tangle with the Florida Department of Health.

NRA Appeals Federal Judge's Ruling on 'Jane Doe'

May 20, 2018 - 10:30pm

The National Rifle Association is appealing a federal judge’s refusal to keep the identity of a 19-year-old Alachua County woman secret in a challenge to a state law that raised the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.

Weekly Roundup: Guns, Ganja and Gambling

May 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

With Florida’s primary elections just three months away, intraparty sniping on the campaign trail is on overdrive, but the legal arena dominated the bulk of the action this week in and around the Capitol.

Judge Weighs Ban on Patients Smoking Pot

May 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan credits pot with helping her defeat the odds in the battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease she’s waged for more than 30 years.

Federal Judge Sympathetic, but No Dice Again for Jane Doe

May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Expressing sympathy for her plight, a federal judge nevertheless turned down a request by the National Rifle Association to keep the identity of a 19-year-old Alachua County woman secret in a challenge to a state law that raised from 18 to 21 the minimum age to purchase rifles and other long guns.

Weekly Roundup: Friends and Foes

May 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Gwen Graham, Adam Putnam and Andrew Gillum

Former foes Adam Putnam and Richard Corcoran began a public bromance this week, with Corcoran clearing the deck for the agriculture commissioner in what will now largely be a two-man Republican primary for governor.

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