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Marijuana Tourism: Its Major Challenge and Promising Future

October 8, 2015 - 10:30am

The marijuana tourism industry is a burgeoning one with great potential because of its recent legalization. As the negative stigmas associated with marijuana use fade away, just about every tourist visiting Colorado and the other legalized states now curiously enters recreational marijuana storefronts to see what might catch his or her fancy. People who haven’t used marijuana in years or sometimes never before are now putting their inhibitions aside to try cannabis. Because of the overwhelming array of edibles, tinctures, topicals, and even transdermal patches available. people don’t even have to smoke to partake in the festivities. However, with marijuana moving into more industrialized facilities for massive-scale production, it is important that consumers seek out organically grown, pesticide-free marijuana that is cultivated with the end user in mind.

Presidential Candidates Must Show Commitment to Ending Ethanol Mandate

October 6, 2015 - 4:45pm
Mike Murtha

Florida’s politicians and the Republican Party of Florida should welcome vigorous policy discussion among the presidential candidates. Florida should be a leader in flourishing substantive discussion during election cycles.

Outgoing Libertarian Party of Florida Chairman Takes Aim at 'American Fascist' Running for Senate

October 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

By now, some of you have probably heard that I have resigned as Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida. I feel I owe many of you the courtesy of an explanation for my decision.

Legislators 'Pretending' to Live on Minimum Wage? Ineffective, Lazy, Offensive

September 30, 2015 - 10:00am

At least 18 Florida lawmakers started living on minimum wage this week to draw attention to the need to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

It's all part of something called the "minimum wage challenge," a campaign by the Service Employees International.

These 18 lawmakers, all Democrats, will live on $17 a day for five days.

Or will they?

Border Security, Obamacare Alternative and Tax Reform Make Up 'Compact With Congress'

September 28, 2015 - 5:45pm

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, announced Friday he will run to become majority whip now that current U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is looking to become House majority leader.

NAS Jax Marks 75th Anniversary

September 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax), U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, included the following in the Congressional Record on Tuesday:

Civility is Just Another Talking Point for Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Alan Grayson

September 21, 2015 - 3:15pm
Taylor Budowich

Civility and calls for civil discourse have long been talking points for the Democrats. Their hypocrisy, however, has been pronounced.  For evidence, Floridians need to look no further than Alan Grayson, the “king of outrageous statements” and the Democrats’ front-runner in the 2016 U.S. Senate race.

Jewish and African-American Communities Should Join to Oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz

September 11, 2015 - 4:15pm

It’s time. In fact, it's past time.

Debbie needs to go.  President Obama should have replaced her already as DNC chair, but since he hasn’t, it's up to the Jewish community and the African-American community to get the job done.

She is no longer fit to hold that congressional seat, and between the two communities, we can take it away from her. A message should be sent to DWS, and really, others, who think they have taken up permanent residence in Washington, D.C.

That message is: We put you in, and we can take you out.

Utility Relocation Legislation Deserves Another Shot

September 4, 2015 - 7:30pm

It has come to my attention that some cities have been expressing concern in reference to SB 896/HB "Road391, utility relocation legislation of the 2015 session, and its potential impact on our local governments. The bill is likely to return again in 2016.

Hillary’s Problem Isn’t Personal Email, It’s Her Personal Email Server

September 2, 2015 - 10:15pm

Over the last several months we’ve heard the continuing refrain from Hillary Clinton and her campaign that she has “never received or sent any classified emails.”

And the mainstream press continues to recite that chorus as if that’s the operative question surrounding the bizarre case of Hillary having used a personal email account while she was secretary of state.

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