Wednesday, December 12, 2018
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., introduced the “Department of Veterans Affairs Policy for Medicinal Cannabis Use Act" and the “VA Survey of Cannabis Use Act" with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.
Gov. Rick Scott announced that Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Ala.,  and Gov. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., have authorized pharmacies in their states to offer prescription refills to Floridians still recovering from the hurricane.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum showed off his biggest endorsement in the race to be the Democratic nominee for governor, bringing U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. to the University of Cental Florida to rev up crowds as early voting continues in the Sunshine State. 
Throughout 2018, Florida voters have been telling pollsters that their top issues include healthcare, the economy, immigration and gun control. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows these issues remain important but there a few other concerns at the national issue. 
Val Demings and Darren Soto are original cosponsors. Seven other cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., have signed on since the bill was introduced.
Bilirakis said that he had been able to help secure $1.29 million for Community Health Centers “to improve residents’ access to quality healthcare.”  
Combee had to resign from his appointment by Trump to the USDA to run for Congress. While he called the appointment an honor,  the call for help was enough for Combee to resign and roll the dice by running for Congress.
Ahead in the polls over her Democratic primary rivals, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., got a boost on Friday as one of the most prominent Democrats in the state endorsed her bid for governor. 
Democrats think they can win the seat in Congress being left by gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and they are putting their hopes on a Clinton-era national security expert to get it done. 
To combat the problem, the DOH offered a variety of tips.