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County Commissioners Reject Medical Marijuana Moratorium

Robert Wallace, owner of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm spoke to members of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee Wednesday confirming the nursery's ability to meet a February 7 deadline to apply for cultivation authorization. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Flickr.

Following nearly an hour of discussion, a 4-to-1 vote determined that Alachua County would not adopt a moratorium regarding medical marijuana dispensaries. A notice of zoning in progress and the motion to advertise a public hearing for a moratorium was presented Tuesday during an Alachua County Board of County Commissioners meeting. The …

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Airboat Ride Turns Into a History Lesson for UF President

President Fuchs snaps a photo of a rosette spoonbill as it flies over Snake Island, a nesting ground for thousands of birds near Cedar Key (Nina Cusmano/WUFT News).

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs spent his Sunday riding around Cedar Key in an airboat for the first time, visiting a Native American burial ground, climbing a lighthouse and exploring the area’s clam farms. The president’s daylong visit was another testament to his interest in the university’s ventures across all disciplines, said …

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