Tag Archives: Marijuana

The Point, Jan. 4, 2023: DeSantis sworn in for second term as governor

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • WUFT News: Remembering Rosewood: Descendants mark racial violence that razed Florida town 100 years ago. “Next week, during the centennial anniversary of the violence, descendants and impacted communities will commemorate the Rosewood …

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Medical marijuana usage is increasing in America

Not only did COVID-19 unleash a virus that affected the entire globe, but the growing pandemic also triggered an epidemic of anxiety and depression among America’s Generation Z and millennial populations. And many people turned to cannabis, as opposed to prescribed medication, to calm their minds. In 2021, cannabis sales increased to $30 billion, 40% higher than the previous year. The United States is expected to make up 75% of global cannabis sales in 2026. 

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Transition from trucker to CBD sales was a healing journey

Local hemp farmer Tyler Griffin said his path to helping people heal from pain and other discomforts has been full of interesting turns. Griffin is the owner and founder of Southern Sun, a company that specializes in quality, all-natural and affordable CBD products. The hemp used to produce Southern Sun’s products is homegrown at his family’s farm in Archer, Florida. 

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The Point, Nov. 8, 2022: Live election tracker

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • WUFT News: Live tracker: See who wins Florida’s races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state legislature and more. • Florida Storms: Hurricane, tropical storm watches issued along Florida’s east coast ahead …

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The Point, Nov. 1, 2022: Your voter guide

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. Your voter guide Florida’s midterm elections are November 8th, and we are rounding up key local races in north central Florida to help you cast an informed vote. • In Alachua County, three county commission seats are …

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