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Seminole Commissioners Take Aim At Bear Hunt

Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife

Seminole County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday asking the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to reinstate a ban on bear hunting in Florida. The resolution also asks the state agency to maintain a focus on "reducing human-bear conflicts through deterrent techniques and habitat management."

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Opponents Launch Salvo Against Marijuana Amendment

Marijuana is cultivated at a growing operation in Oakland, California. In Florida, five organizations have been approved to grow and dispense medical marijuana.
(Rusty Blazenhoff/Flickr)

Opponents of a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana gave a glimpse of their strategy Monday by releasing a video alleging the measure would lead to a plethora of "pot shops" similar to the marijuana industry in California. The video, posted online by the"Vote No on 2 Campaign" also compared the proposal to a medical-marijuana initiative that Florida voters narrowly rejected in 2014.

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