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Kissimmee officials have voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries Ban, Kissimmee, City Council, Florida, Florida Ban

Kissimmee commissioners voted 4 to 1 to ban the dispensaries from opening in town. They don’t believe there is room to regulate effectively the way the law is currently written.

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2017 SB 8-A Medical Marijuana Bill in Florida Florida, 2017 Legislation 2
Miami Beach Wants Ultrastrict Medical Pot Rules: "Odor Management," 21-and-Up Patients, and Visitor Logs zoning, moratorium, Miami, Florida

Commissioners will consider banning anyone under 21, requiring dispensaries to keep visitor logs and extensive surveillance cameras, and even imposing "odor maintenance plans" on the three dispensaries the city plans to allow in designated zones.

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Cost of heroin epidemic tops $1 billion a year in Florida heroin, Florida 4
FLORIDA DUI arrest rates Florida, DUI, Arrest, county 5
Lawmakers look at the next steps for medical marijuana Amendment 2, Senate, Florida, 2016, miller

"If we don't aggressively seek to limit the use and sale of marijuana, our country and state as we know it will never be the same. Florida will be trading our beautiful white, sandy beaches filled with vacationing families for a hazy, skunk-smelling coastline laden with unemployable, unmotivated homeless people," said Teresa Miller, a drug prevention activist and founder of the "no2pot.org" website.

 

 

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Wellington parents sue over daughter’s 2015 death on motor scooter wellington, Florida, palm beach, Fatalities

In hopes of protecting others from their daughter’s fate, her parents last year persuaded Florida Rep. Dave Kerner, D-Lake Worth, to propose a bill that would allow law enforcement to charge people with additional crimes if they were under the influence of marijuana when involved in a crash in which someone was seriously hurt.

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Pot business hazy over impacts from legalized medical marijuana in Florida Florida

It is about money not medicine.  If the number of patients exceeds 250,000 anytime soon in 2017, Bradley said he could see the medicinal marijuana growing businesses jump from a half dozen “to nine or 10 in short order under current law.”

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Tampa City Council approves six month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries tampa, Florida, moratorium, Snelling, miller, Firth, City Council 9
City limits medical marijuana distribution, cultivation plant city, Florida, limits

The ordinance limits the approved area of medical marijuana dispensaries to just under 4 acres next to South Florida Baptist Hospital and Maryland Fried Chicken in the C1-B Neighborhood Business District.  Additionally, medical marijuana dispensaries in Plant City must be at least 500 feet from any pre-existing school, church, daycare facility, substance abuse treatment facility, public park or residential area. 

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First Home Delivery- Pasco Florida, Pasco

Dispensing organizations can do mail delivery throughout the state. Six approved organizations have received cultivation authorization but Trulieve is the only one that has received dispensing authorization. According to an Office of Compassionate Use webinar held last month, dispensaries are expected to be in 18 cities by the time all organizations are up and running.

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Florida man had 84 bags of THC-laced gummy candy in car edibles, Florida, tampa

Officers searched Calloway’s vehicle after smelling the pot. Officers say they found 22.9 grams of hash oil, 2,320 grams of pot and 84 bags of gummy candies laced with THC. 

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Amendment 2- Top 5 Points to Understand Amendment 2, Florida

An Amendment IS NOT legalizing an FDA approved medication... IT IS NOT A PRESCRIPTION.
NO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS AMENDMENTS or BILLS... not ethically or morally right to legalize via popular vote.

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Ezzie Harris Rips The Scab Off: Orlando/Orange County 2016 Murder Rate Reaching For 100 crime, murder, homicide, Florida, orlando

Friends, I make no bones about not being politically correct; neither do I apologize. But I would be the first to acknowledge that uneducated/unemployed weed-smoking/drug-crazed young black males are single-handedly responsible for the huge spike in the homicide rate. And this is being seen all across the country.

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Wellington teen's death sparks new marijuana legislation Florida, Fatalities, car crashes

Naomi Pomerance loved music and dance. And judging by the 500 people who turned out for her funeral, the 16-year-old Wellington girl was herself much beloved.
Naomi was killed March 28 when the Honda Rukus scooter on which she was a passenger ran a red light and T-boned a Toyota 4Runner, according to a police report.

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Tampa City Council to vote March 3 on de­crim­i­nal­izing small amounts of marijuana tampa, Florida, decriminalization

"Many adolescents and young adults hear that marijuana is harmless," Miller said. "This is a myth. Research shows that the brain continues to grow until the age of 25. Marijuana is extremely harmful to the developing brain."
Officials in St. Petersburg also have discussed a similar de-escalation of the war on this particular drug. Last year, Miami-Dade, Miami Beach, Fernandina Beach and Hallandale Beach all launched citation programs.

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Tampa students ate marijuana candy edibles, Florida, tampa

Citrus Park, Florida -- Two students at Sergeant Smith Middle School were rushed to the hospital on Thursday after they ate marijuana-infused candy.   According to a source, the boys were given the edible marijuana that looked like Fruit Loops by a third student.

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Day crash in Key Biscayne that killed woman Fatalities, car crashes, Florida

Medina's back seat passenger, Daniela Benavides San Miguel, 18, was killed in the crash. Benavides San Miguel had graduated from Gulliver Preparatory last spring and was a freshman at Pepperdine University in California.
A passenger in the front seat, Mathew Saldana, 17, was injured in the crash. Medina and Saldana were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center with head injuries.
According to a court document, toxicology reports showed that Medina tested positive for marijuana.

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Miami Man Manufactured Marijuana-Laced Candy: Police edibles, Florida

Inside the home, police found drug paraphernalia, and plastic baggies containing what appeared to be pot-laced push pops, chocolate bars, and other various marijuana infused candies.

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UF researchers granted $1 million for epilepsy study Epidiolex, Orphan Study, Florida

The project is intended to treat 50 children from ages 2 to 16 living with epilepsy that have exhausted most of their treatment options, Carney said.
Every step of the three-year study will be meticulously tracked. Patients will check-in at regular intervals and the researchers will examine how the children are responding, Carney said.
All subjects will be clinically evaluated and seizure frequency will be recorded in a diary given to patients, according to the ClinicalTrials.gov website.
“Through this research, we want to learn about what type of children respond, if they can tolerate the medication and if there are any side effects we need to worry about,” Carney said.
The study will begin later this summer and participants are still being accepted, Carney said.The project is intended to treat 50 children from ages 2 to 16 living with epilepsy that have exhausted most of their treatment options, Carney said.
Every step of the three-year study will be meticulously tracked. Patients will check-in at regular intervals and the researchers will examine how the children are responding, Carney said.
All subjects will be clinically evaluated and seizure frequency will be recorded in a diary given to patients, according to the ClinicalTrials.gov website.
“Through this research, we want to learn about what type of children respond, if they can tolerate the medication and if there are any side effects we need to worry about,” Carney said.
The study will begin later this summer and participants are still being accepted, Carney said.

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Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicle Report 2014 Florida, Report, driving 21
2015-07-07 00:00:00 Florida, tampa, norml

Ellen Snelling, chairman of the Anti-Drug Alliance, lives in Temple Terrace and often participates in the parade. She said the float and the NORML organizers who accompanied it and handed out fliers were out of place at a family-friendly event.
“When you promote drug legalization on a float in a parade, it can give a really bad message to children,” Snelling said. “I believe in free speech, but I think there is a time and a place to conduct speech referring to legalization of drugs, and a children’s parade is not that place.”
Snelling also questioned if the members of the Central Florida NORML chapter used deception to get the float in the parade. She said when she first saw the float it was an unadorned boat, but when she came back 20 minutes later, the wagon was festooned with NORML banners. Atop the green and white float was a fake 10-foot marijuana cigarette, painted red on the tip as if burning.

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Marijuana grow house fire deemed arson Florida, tampa, fire, grow sites

"It's a very nondescript house, but inside, the only purpose for this house is to grow marijuana," said Lt. John Preyer.

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UF asks: Does medical marijuana work? UF, Florida, Charlotte's Web, Epidiolex 24
Autopsy: Ulele server accidentally drowned in Mango Lake Death, car crashes 2, alcohol, Florida, tampa

The autopsy showed Foster had a .098 milligrams-per-liter level of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the intoxicating ingredient of marijuana. Pearson said that is a significant level.
“That indicates very recent use,” she said. “I would say she used marijuana within a half-hour or an hour before she died.”

 

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Deputies: Marijuana-laced brownies hospitalize 4 Spruce Creek High students edibles, emergency room, Florida 26
Superior Man Shot in the Head in Florida Over Stolen Marijuana crime, Florida 27
Pot, alcohol found at scene of fatal teen wreck Teens, Fatalities, car crashes, Florida, impaired, alcohol

#no2pot

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Future of medical pot hazy in Florida Legislation, Florida 29
Florida Sheriffs just say no (again) to medical marijuana Sheriff, Florida, no 30
2014 Florida Traffic Crash Report Florida, car crashes 31
Amendment 2- Florida Amendment 2, Florida 32
Survey: Local teens smoking pot increased Florida, Teens, youth 33
Sheriff Don Eslinger: Amendment 2 puts families and communities in danger amendment, youth, Florida 34
Amendment 2 is backdoor to legalize pot amendment, Florida 35
Gaetz hopes medical marijuana law will cool public's ardor for legal pot Florida

Legalization for treatment to include adults with cancers, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and MLS.
Florida no longer needs Amendment 2. 

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Explosion at marijuana grow house in Boca Raton prompts evacuation grow sites, explosion, Florida

Deputies said the couple appeared to be extracting oil from marijuana.   
This is the process Charlotte's Web marijuana will undergo to extract the oil. 
 

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Florida Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill Florida, Medical

 

A strain of low-THC marijuana would be legal in Florida for medical use under a bill passed by the Legislature.
THERE IS NOT NEED FOR AMENDMENT 2!
 

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Sheriffs take lead against legalizing medical pot Florida, Sheriff

Don't Let Florida Go To Pot

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Supporters Mobilize For Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Florida

Basically what this amendment is doing is legalizing pot. Really it's a facade to say it's medical marijuana. That's not the end game of this movement," he said. "Marijuana use is harmful, addictive and is a gateway drug."

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Does this sound like valid medicine? Amendment 2, medicine, Florida 41
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