The Scoop: Thurs. June 13th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A book about banning books is banned. St . Pete discusses the proposed new Rays stadium. Meanwhile, DeSantis wants to defeat two Nov. ballots.
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Mothers, cops, and vets rally behind $5M push for recreational marijuana

A $5 million statewide ad campaign is aimed at boosting support for a proposed constitutional amendment for recreational marijuana in Florida
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Joe Redner supports Florida recreational weed amendment despite its shortcomings

Joe Redner is best known for fighting the government over his world-famous Mons Venus strip club, but he garnered headlines a few years ago fighting for the right to grow his own medical marijuana. He...
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State Sen. Darryl Rouson wants ‘guardrails’ if voters legalize weed

State Sen. Darryl Rouson, the longest-serving Democrat in the Florida Legislature, supported legalizing medical marijuana but “I’m not there yet when it comes to full legalization of marijuana.” Rouson, who appeared Tuesday (4/9) on WMNF...

Recreational pot will be on Florida’s 2024 ballot

A divided Florida Supreme Court approved placing on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the recreational use of marijuana.

More Marijuana Licenses Backed for Black Farmers

State lawmakers for the second year in a row have signed off on expanding the number of medical-marijuana licenses earmarked for Black farmers, opening the door for three applicants who lost out earlier.

Lawmakers OK a bill targeting hemp products in Florida

A bill to outlaw intoxicating hemp-based products is ready to go to Gov. Ron DeSantis, after the Florida House and Senate passed it.

Florida lawmakers target hemp products

The Florida House teed up a proposal aimed at outlawing euphoria-inducing hemp products sold at shops around the state.
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Promoting the pot industry in Florida

A handful of Florida's medical marijuana operators have formed a trade association designed to “foster a thriving medical marijuana industry.”
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The Scoop: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

   Florida elections bill The Florida House recently introduced a significant elections bill that includes several key provisions. Teaching kids about communism A bill in the Florida legislature, which mandates the history of communism in...
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Florida lawmakers target hemp products with more regulations

Hemp farmers & small-business owners are pushing back against Republican lawmakers’ efforts to restrict sales of euphoria-inducing products.

New Year, New Laws, New Battles

Happy New Year. It’s 2024 and the People of Florida, the U.S. and the World face a changing world as well as backward politics. Florida petitioners got close to three-quarters of a million signatures to...

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