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Florida for Care walking Capitol halls today for medicinal marijuana

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Florida for Care declared Wednesday a Day of Compassion at the state Capitol. More than 20 supporters of two medicinal marijuana bills fanned out across the Capitol Complex early Wednesday to lobby lawmakers on behalf of HB 683 and SB 528. “They came from all over the state,” said Kari Hicks of Florida for Care. “There are people from Tampa, Sarasota, Miami and Jacksonville and have scheduled constituency meetings with their lawmakers.” Hicks said the group is targeting specifically members…

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The day that was in Florida Politics — March 16

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It was a day of announcements at the state Capitol. Morning broke with former legislator Joe Scarborough announcing that Marco Rubio was selling his Tallahassee home.   Details here. Rubio had purchased a three-bedroom/two-bath house with fellow lawmaker David Rivera in 2005. It has been a bit of a headache for Rubio. The two were unable to unload it when the Great Recession created a housing glut and they had left Tallahassee for new jobs in Washington. A bank had started…

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Growler beer draws unanimous vote, Jack Latvala to consider tasting restrictions

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The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee quenched Sen. Jack Latvala’s thirst for votes by unanimously passing his proposal to end the state’s prohibition on growler-size beer containers. Florida law allows beer to be sold in sizes up to 32 ounces and more than 128 ounces but not in the half-gallon containers that are the favorite of craft beer aficionados nationwide. Latvala started out, he explained to the committee, with just a growler beer but the Regulated Industries Committee put more…

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