Today on Context Florida: Election turnout, Pot Wizards, Jennifer Carroll and Pensacola Metro

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Today on Context Florida:

Bob Sparks subscribes to the theory, supported by history, which suggests the candidate that best maximizes turnout in Brevard, Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Polk counties will win. Tuesday’s primary election does not change that reality.

Amendment 2, the effort to legalize medical marijuana, self-regulates by the creation of so-called “caregivers,” which Barney Bishop refers to as Sugar Daddies or more appropriately Pot Wizards. Interestingly, Bishop says the authors did not define these Pot Wizards, other than to say that they must be at least 21 years old.

Andrew Skerritt asks what Jennifer Carroll thought would happen after millionaire candidate Rick Scott plucked her out of obscurity to run for lieutenant governor. Readers will hope to get some of those answers to that four-year-old question from Carroll, who is back on the scene doing interviews in anticipation of the publication of her autobiography.

More than once over the six months Shannon Nickinson spent reporting material for what became the Pensacola Metro Report, she was asked what she thought the bottom line was from the report. The bottom line is that we have to do better.

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