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Embattled State Medical Marijuana Chief Steps Down

July 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
Christian Bax

After three years as a target of ire amid delays and disputes clouding Florida's nascent medical-marijuana industry, Christian Bax is stepping down as the state's pot czar.

Judge Rules Against the State on Campus Early Voting

July 25, 2018 - 6:00am

Calling it a “ham-handed” effort to keep young voters from casting ballots, a federal judge Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional an opinion issued by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that barred early-voting sites on college and university campuses.

Dem Governor Candidates Agree: We Must Defeat the Spirit of Trump

July 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Showing virtually zero degrees of separation on issues, the Democratic challengers lining up to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott relied on gender, race and opposition to President Donald Trump to ingratiate themselves to the party’s base voters during a debate Wednesday night in Fort Myers.

Court Ponders Whether Popular Games Are Slot Machines

July 17, 2018 - 2:45pm

In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether popular tabletop games are illegal slot machines or more-benign entertainment options for customers of bars and restaurants.

Weekly Roundup: Weed Wars

July 6, 2018 - 4:15pm

Folks in Florida might think their pot-smoking pals in Massachusetts are a bunch of crybabies.

Six months after marijuana became legal in the Bay State, purveyors of pot and their advocates are kvetching after a July 1 rollout date, self-imposed by Massachusetts officials, came and went without the advent of retail sales for recreational use.

But, by Sunshine State standards, a six-month turnaround seems pretty speedy.

Ruling Throws Cold Water on Smokable Pot Case

July 4, 2018 - 6:00am

Chiding a judge who sided with sick patients and saying plaintiffs likely won’t win on the merits of the case, an appellate court on Tuesday refused to allow smokable medical marijuana while a legal fight continues to play out.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal came in a lawsuit initiated by Orlando trial attorney John Morgan and others who maintain that a Florida law barring patients from smoking their treatment runs afoul of a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

Weekly Roundup: Can Dems Turn High Court Blues Into Blue Wave?

June 29, 2018 - 4:15pm
United States Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court and the two Republicans duking it out to succeed Gov. Rick Scott unintentionally helped ramp up enthusiasm for Florida Democrats in advance of the Democrats’ big blue bash this weekend.

Confederate General Statue Headed to Lake County

June 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Kirby Smith statue from Statuary Hall

After spending nearly a century in the nation’s capital, Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith is moving to Tavares.

Supreme Court Unanimously Bounces Northeast Florida Judge

June 26, 2018 - 6:00am
Judge Scott DuPont

The state Supreme Court on Monday removed a Northeast Florida circuit judge because of improper conduct during a 2016 election campaign and other actions while on the bench.

Weekly Roundup: Finger-Pointing in Full Force

June 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Donald Trump

First came the haunting image of a wailing toddler in a pink jacket, followed by harrowing photos of children inside chain-link cages huddled on the floor beneath Mylar blankets. And then came even more heart-wrenching audio of sobbing children pleading for their mamas and papís.




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