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House OKs in big way bill to expand medical marijuana

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The Florida House overwhelming voted Thursday to expand medical marijuana in Florida, teeing up a vote in the Senate on a similar proposal later this week. Lawmakers voted 99-16 to approve a bill (HB 307/HB 1313) to expand the Right to Try Act to include medical cannabis. Under the proposal, eligible patients — defined as someone with on year left to live — can purchase medical marijuana from dispensing organizations. It also allows those organizations to grow and distribute medical…

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Crowded field vies to succeed Debbie Mayfield in HD 54

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When we last caught up with House District 54, attorney Erin Grall had just secured the endorsement of state Sen. Joe Negron, one of Florida’s few state lawmakers who would get recognized on the street and a preeminent political figure along the Space Coast; Realtor Lange Sykes was hot on Grall’s tail in the fundraising race; Vero Beach Vice Mayor Jay Kramer had just thrown his hat into the ring; and local pastor Dale Glading was seemingly bringing up the rear, struggling to…

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