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Jason Brodeur introduces bill to protect local franchise owners

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Legislation to protect owners of franchise establishments — like McDonalds and 7-Eleven — has been introduced in the Florida House. Sponsored by Sanford Republican Jason Brodeur, HB 1069 would prohibit a franchiser from refusing to renew a franchise unless specific criteria have been met. A group of 7-Eleven franchise owners made their case for such a bill at a Pasco County Legislative Delegation last month, calling for legislation to protect them from having their businesses ripped out from underneath them by their corporate owners.…

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New anti-pot video claims Amendment 2 allows ‘5,000’ marijuana shops in Florida

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If Florida passes a constitutional amendment in November to legalize medical marijuana, opponents of the measure say the Sunshine State could soon be swamped with more pot shops than McDonald’s, 7-Eleven and Starbucks combined. That’s the message from a new video — titled “5,000” — produced by the Vote No on 2 campaign, which claims that if Amendment 2 passes, the door could open for as many as 5,000 marijuana dispensaries across the state. The group says the video is…

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