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Cannabidiol spray delivered to Florida’s first registered patient

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At 10:12 a.m. Monday, Rich Murphy was handed a one-ounce bottle of hope. Murphy, a 61-year-old survivor of a 2014 horrific traffic accident, received one of Florida’s first therapeutic doses of cannabidiol spray. The spray was distributed by Surterra Therapeutics, a health and wellness-focused company. Suterra president Susan Driscoll and Dr. Lisa Avery – Murphy’s neurologist – gave Murphy the orange-flavored bottle of Calm/CDB (Cannabidiol infused with natural Florida orange extract). What followed was a round of hugs, smiles, watery…

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Today on Context Florida: Hunting Ground, Jacksonville Mayo Clinic, medical marijuana and two chambers

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Today on Context Florida: A Tallahassee theater on a holiday weekend is a lonely place, says Florence Snyder, especially if the film is ‘The Hunting Ground,’ a documentary examination of sexual assault on college campuses. Campus sexual assault is not a new problem. In the 20th century, universities stopped acting in loco parentis and many Baby Boomers violated by people they had thought of as friends. Some never spoke of it until years later, and others will carry the stories to…

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