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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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Wilcox Drops Senate Bid, Backs Rubio

Orlando defense contractor Todd Wilcox dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate on Friday, leaving only a single high-profile challenger in the path of Florida incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s bid for the Republican nomination Rubio’s main opponent — in what could be one of the nation’s most-watched …

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State Gets Rosy Ruling in Flower Tax Fight

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of collecting sales taxes on flowers that are ordered online but get delivered outside of the state. The unanimous ruling was a victory for the Florida Department of Revenue, which argued that Wellington-based American Business USA Corp. should be subject to the sales taxes, though the company used local florists outside of the state to fill orders.

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County Commissioners Reject Medical Marijuana Moratorium

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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