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Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

The Florida Department of Health recently approved five growers to produce low-THC strains of medicinal marijuana. An Alachua County grower, Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, was among the five selected. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Flickr.

A Quinnipiac University poll last month found that nearly 90 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to use medical marijuana. Numerous other surveys in Florida and across the country consistently show that a majority of voters endorse medical marijuana for sick and dying patients. Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.

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Community Pays, Government Paves Roads

The dirt road of NW 210 ave will begin construction to be paved in 2016.

Tired of cars sending up clouds of dust when driving by, High Springs residents took action to get four local roads paved. About 75 percent of residents polled were willing to pay higher property taxes to fund the construction, but some are fighting against it, citing the costs as unnecessary.

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Gainesville City Commission Passes Ordinance On Synthetic Drugs

Gainesville Police Department picked up multiple bags of synthetic drugs from locations in the city selling the illegal substances. The new ordinance will target the drugs with compounds not covered by law, as well as misleading packaging. Photo courtesy of Gainesville Police Department Records

The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.

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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

Gainesville residents Quintyra White (left) shares her first kiss with wife LaKindra Ellis-White on Tuesday, Jan. 6 outside the Alachua County Courthouse.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. But they were beaten to the punch by a Miami …

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April 25, 2013: Afternoon News in 90

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: former UF student faces charges, jobs to Gainesville, synthetic drug legislation, presidential library opens, North Korea celebrates army

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