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Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Controversy Fills the Florida House

With the threat of litigation hanging over their heads like the sword of Damocles, the Florida House’s Health and Human Services Committee has taken up debate on the controversial smoking ban.  The ban is a result of Florida voters overwhelming approval of medical marijuana use for medicinal purposes in the last election. While the 2017

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Military Court Upholds Convicts of Sailor for Failure to Disclose HIV Status to Sexual Partners

A military appellate court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a sailor sexually assaulted four women with whom he had consensual sex because he failed to disclose his HIV status. The appellate court last week affirmed an earlier ruling in the case, U.S. v. Forbes. The women could not provide “meaningful, informed consent” to

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Opioid Training Mandatory for Docs, Dentists. So Why Did 25% Choose Not to Do It?

In the wake of the nationwide opioid epidemic, elected officials took measures to curb the ease of access to powerful and addictive drugs.  Florida mandated that healthcare professionals such as doctors and dentists take continuing education courses on the proper prescribing methodology for opioids.  Nearly 25% failed to comply with the law. The Florida Department

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Florida Criminal Justice Reform May Happen This Year

For years, the “tough on crime” lobby has won the day in Tallahassee, often shooting down common sense measures that would serve justice and make the punishment actually fit the crime.  Instead, we’ve got mandatory minimums and the judges hands are tied when it comes to sentencing. That may be changing.  State Senator Jeff Brandes

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Mold in Military Base Housing is a Problem in Tampa, Across the Country

We know that military service members aren’t paid well.  They join the service to serve their country and make many sacrifices to ensure the freedoms we take for granted.  So when an issue arises that causes harm to them or their families, I pay attention and want to do something about it.  A story in

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Affair Sours, Mistress Sues, Wife Threatens Divorce-the Life and Times of Baseball Star Miguel Cabrera

A Florida court has ordered Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera to pay $20,000 a month in child support to an ex-mistress he fathered two children with and pay off her nearly $1-million mansion by July. He’d had an ongoing affair with the woman and supported her financially for years.  When the wife found out, Cabrera

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