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Florida For Care ‘web of influence’ raises questions, concerns about recreational marijuana

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Florida for Care, the group that led the effort to pass Amendment 2 last year, continues to insist its support for expanding medical marijuana in Florida is in no way related to recreational use. For marijuana opponents, however, that simply doesn’t cut it. Their claim is that Florida for Care is trying to find a pathway to recreational use instead of helping those patients who need medical marijuana. And as justification for their concerns, some point to the Florida for Care…

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Steven Geller leaves Greenspoon Marder, cites ethics requirement

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Former state Sen. Steven Geller marked his election to the Broward County Commission in November by resigning from the Greenspoon Marder law firm and launching a solo legal and lobbying practice. Geller had been warned that under the Florida Commission on Ethics’ interpretation of state law, his continued presence at Greenspoon could prevent any of the firm’s attorneys from appearing before the commission. So he launched the Geller Law Firm and began reregistering for his lobbying clients to reflect his changed…

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Personnel note: Maria Sachs to lead Innovation Florida

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Former state Sen. Maria Lorts Sachs will be the next executive director of Innovation Florida, the new not-for-profit incubator for startup technology companies. The organization announced the hire Wednesday in a press release. “I am excited to be a part of a new initiative that will link venture capital and multinational corporations to research and development with our state universities, colleges, and entrepreneurs,” Sachs said in a statement. “One of the keys to Florida’s success as the third most populous state is…

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