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Nikki Fried Gets Ready to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

But while Fried is her party’s top state official, she remains largely unknown to many voters and a poll released last week shows she has some work to do to win the Democratic primary. 
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John Morgan Looks Back at 2020 Elections, Looks Ahead to 2022 and Marijuana Legalization

Despite getting Amendment 2 over the finish line with more than 60 percent of the vote, Morgan, who also led the charge on amendments expanding medical marijuana, said this is his last effort to change the Florida Constitution at the ballot box. 
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Democrats Push Medical Marijuana Employee Protection Bill in Tallahassee

On Monday, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, teamed up to showcase their proposal to “protect licensed medical marijuana users from discrimination by their employer, unless their marijuana use adversely affects their job performance, or for ‘safety-sensitive’ positions.”
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Pam Bondi joins Trump’s impeachment team, Central Florida county declares itself to be a Second Amendment sanctuary, and a Florida Senator wants to protect students using medical marijuana.
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Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Production Facility Breaks Ground in North Florida

Last week, Acreage Holdings, in partnership with the Baker County Chamber of Commerce, held a groundbreaking ceremony at a facility in Sanderson where cannabis will be produced.
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Ron DeSantis wants to compensate student-athletes, U.S. attorneys might not prosecute medical marijuana cases in Florida, and Florida counties and cities looking at raising the age to buy tobacco. 
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Donna Shalala, Matt Gaetz Want to Expand Medical Marijuana Research

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who served as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., brought out the “Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act” on Thursday.
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New Study Finds Millions of Drivers Are High While Behind The Wheel

A new report by AAA shows around 15 million Americans are high on marijuana while they are behind the wheel. The report also shows those drivers are most likely to be involved in a crash.
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Nikki Fried Doubles Down On Medical Marijuana

“I’m proud to establish the medical marijuana advisory committee to help expand patient access, and to advance and modernize policies to move Florida into the future of medical marijuana,” said Fried.
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Matt Gaetz, Seth Moulton Team Up on Bill Reforming How VA Deals With Medical...

“Currently, veterans receiving health care at the VA are not allowed to discuss marijuana with their health care providers and can be denied their VA benefits if it is discovered that they use marijuana," Gaetz said.
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Knox Medical CEO: Efforts to Limit THC in Florida are ‘Silly’

Jose Hidalgo believes his company is in good shape, as is the industry as a whole in Florida, but he is keeping a watchful eye on a bill moving through the Florida Legislature that would limit the amount of THC in a flower of marijuana to 10 percent.
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Greg Steube: VA Shouldn’t Deny Veterans Medical Marijuana in States Where It’s Legal

“As a veteran, I’m committed to ensuring that veterans receive the care they deserve, and I know that sometimes that care can include medical marijuana,” said Steube when he brought out the bill.
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