Tag Archives: marijuana

Florida: Pot Strain Likely Available Later This Year

By on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Florida officials predict a strain of marijuana, known as Charlotte’s Web, will be available for medical purposes later this year. The Department of Health released a statement that said they are moving quickly to allow access to it.

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County Commissioners Discuss Misdemeanor Marijuana Issues

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office performed a case study on marijuana charges from 2013 to 2014. Its findings sparked discussion about the appropriate response to stand-alone misdemeanor marijuana charges during Alachua County Commissioners meeting Tuesday.

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Local Pet Store Puts Controversial Hemp-Based Medicine Back On Shelves

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Canna Companion is back on the shelves of the local Earth Pets store after the owner encountered difficulties with the cannabis-based arthritis treatment. The primary ingredient in the capsules is hemp, which made local law enforcement question the legality of the pills.

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NFL Player Arrested in Starke on Marijuana and Gun Charges

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Letroy Shelton Guion, Jr., who has played for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in the NFL, was arrested in his hometown of Starke, according to a media release from Starke Police Department.

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Language on Medical Marijuana Amendment Fuels Debate

By on September 18th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 9:28 am

The wording of Amendment 2 for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida has sparked debate as the November vote approaches. John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan spoke at The Swamp Restaurant in support of the amendment.

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Man Arrested for Possession of $35,000 Worth of Marijuana

By on March 21st, 2014 | Last updated: March 21, 2014 at 8:58 pm

A Dunnellon man was arrested Wednesday after officers found nearly 10 pounds of marijuana in his car.

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Baltimore Ravens, Former UF Football Player Accused of Possessing Marijuana

By , and on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 23, 2014 at 12:58 am

Update Feb. 23 12:48 a.m.: The other passenger arrested with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte A. Thompson has had run ins with the law, including prison time for two attempted murder charges. In June 2007, Erskine J. McKinley, also known as […]

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Residents Without Water After Driver Hits Home

By and on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

John Attia is facing charges including driving under the influence after hitting a house with his car on Friday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The home was left with damages to its porch and water line.

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Effects Of Drug Paraphernalia Ban On Gainesville Still Hazy

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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The effects of the Florida Legislature’s recent “bong ban” on Gainesville are still unclear. There have not been any tangible changes in arrests for illegal drug use or the public image of marijuana.

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On Florida’s Possible Path To Medical Marijuana Legalization

By on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

More than 180,000 signatures have been collected by United for Care campaign in an effort to get medical marijuana on the 2014 general election ballot.

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