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Mental Health Homeless Population To Receive More Aid

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County Commission discuss implementation of an outreach program for the local homeless population who suffer from mental health issues. The program would provide funding a new locations for residents to live, and a specialized health professional will work closely with the population.

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Medical Marijuana Comes To Florida

An Alachua County grower was among five selected by the Florida Department of Health to  grow and sell medical marijuana to patients who qualify under the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. The organizations selected will grow low-THC cannabis, the primary psychoactive chemical compound. Chestnut Hill Tree Farm in Alachua City was approved to grow …

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Local Organizations Discuss Refugee Resettlement, Prepare For Syrians

Recent world news about Syria and Rick Scott’s statement to block the relocation of 425 Syrian refugees has led refugee resettlement to become a more high-profile issue. Refugees experience an extensive screening process when coming to the U.S. After coming through the state department, resettlement organizations are available to help refugees get assimilated into society.

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