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Al Jazeera and wire services Jun 16 2014
Law will allow some residents to use low-potency pot for epilepsy and cancer treatment
Nicole Flatow, Think Progress Jun 11 2014
Gambling mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has spent $2.5 million to oppose Florida’s medical marijuana ballot initiative, according to filings reviewed by the Tampa Bay Times.
Keitha Nelson, First Coast News Jun 4 2014
In November Florida voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. But right now there is a provision in Florida law that allows the use of medical marijuana for certain patients.
Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel May 15 2014
The campaign is on to defeat the medical marijuana initiative that will be on the November ballot as Amendment 2.
Thomas Carannante, Science World Report May 5 2014
On Friday, the Florida State Senate passed a bill that will legalize the use of low-THC marijuana to treat patients with epilepsy and cancer. Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign the bill into law soon.
Associated Press Apr 29 2014
The Florida Sheriff’s Association is set to make a large push against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November.
WFTV9 Apr 24 2014
A Lakeland High School student is at odds with her school over an article on medical marijuana that she wants to write and include in a school publication.
Philip Smith, Stop the Drug War Apr 21 2014
The US Supreme Court Monday declined to review a lower court ruling that found Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) plan to randomly drug test state employees unconstitutional.
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet Apr 1 2014
Marijuana on the ballot boosts voter turnout, but that may not help many Democrats this year.
Ladybud Mar 31 2014
Renee Petro has already been living a parent’s worst nightmare for years: her 12-year-old son Branden suffers from a rare form of pediatric epilepsy called FIRES, which causes uncontrolled seizures that can be fatal.

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