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Residents and panelists discuss medical marijuana in South St. Petersburg listen

10/22/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Amendment 2, medical, marijuana, cannabis, Eckerd, Bob Gualtieri, law enforcement, civil forefeiture, NORML, Washington Post, Sheriff's Association


A forum in South St. Petersburg last night brought together panelists who support and oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical use in Florida. Most of the residents who squeezed into the conference room in Childs Park support Amendment 2.

The nearly 40 people on hand overwhelmingly support passing the constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. But one of the panelists, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, urges a “no” vote.


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Can Florida hospitals afford more medical refugees from Haiti? listen

01/29/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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According to a spokesperson for Tampa International Airport, two flights arrived in Tampa earlier this week to deliver 36 seriously injured earthquake victims from Haiti. But the economic impact of the influx of Haitians is a concern for the state.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned Monday that the US is considering allowing more Haitian immigrants into the country, due to the devastation of the island nation from the earthquake two weeks ago. Angel Parham is an assistant sociol...


Castor on funding for veterans’ health care listen

02/11/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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When the Defense Authorization Act passed two weeks ago, it included $450-million for the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) of veterans.

A press conference today publicized this new funding which could be used to treat veterans with TBI at Tampa’s James A. Haley VA Medical Center.

Traumatic Brain Injury is considered the signature injury of the U.S. war on Iraq because of the shocking number of returning veterans who have positive screening tests for TBI. That could be as many...

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