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High Profile Developer Backs Medical Marijuana Operation

Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm confirmed Wednesday. Odom was sentenced to six months in prison three years ago after pleading guilty in a 2007 scheme to funnel $23,000 in campaign contributions through employees or their family members to a presidential candidate.

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What’s In A Name? Ask The Folks In Two Egg, Florida

In this April 18, 2016 photo, a sign welcomes motorists to the town of Two Egg, Fla. Located about 70 miles northwest of Tallahasee, Fla., Two Egg is a small farming community where people used to trade eggs for goods. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)

The town of Chicken, Alaska, and Two Egg, Florida, have definitively settled the question of which came first. What's also clear is they are neither first nor last in the country's long list of odd-named places. In Pennsylvania you'll find Intercourse, Virginville and Blue Ball. In Louisiana, if you've had too much of Moonshine, you can always visit Cut Off.

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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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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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Justices Give Green Light To Stops Over License Plates

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police officers have broad authority to pull over motorists whose license plates are not fully visible. The decision rejected an appeal from a man who was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and paraphernalia after he was stopped by Orlando police because a tag light and wires were hanging down over the license plate on the vehicle he was driving. Evidence found during the stop led to the possession charges.

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