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Recreational pot for Florida is on the ballot this fall—let’s talk about it

In four months, Florida voters have the opportunity to vote yes or no on an initiative to legalize marijuana for adults 21 years old and older. Amendment 3 would also allow individuals to possess up...

The Scoop: Tues. June 25th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The state of abortion two years after Roe v. Wade was overturned Monique Shaw is the senior program officer of the Rober Wood Johnson Foundation and she is speaking up about how she feels on...
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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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Governor Ron DeSantis signs bill targeting opioid use

Listen: Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday sponsored by a Tampa lawmaker cracking down...
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Global Kratom Coalition pushes for regulation of the mood-alerting herb

The use of Kratom, an herb grown in Southeast Asia for centuries for its mood-altering effects, has exploded in popularity in the United States in the past fews years, particularly in Florida. Kratom enthusiasts say it...
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College dorms in Florida could be required to have naloxone or other opioid antagonists

The proposed rule would require Florida’s public colleges to have emergency opioid antagonists in residence halls and dormitories.
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Court arguments are set in a fight over Florida’s opioid settlement

Hospital districts & school boards argue that Florida AG Ashley Moody did not have the authority to release their opioid settlement claims.

Tampa Bay Times reporters discuss the risks, rewards of Kratom

Two Tampa Bay Times reporters who spent months investigating the potential dangers of Kratom use discussed their findings during an appearance on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet and Tom on Tuesday, March 5. Five reporters worked...
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U.S. and Canada discuss a drug importation plan

U.S. and Canadian officials discussed the Biden administration’s approval of a Florida plan to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada.

Racial Capitalism. The Language Revolution.

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza – Before Gentrification – The Creation Of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap Tanya Maria Golash-Boza delves into fascinating yet often daunting details to explain how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War...
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The Scoop: Thurs., November 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Mother of gun violence victim The funeral for 20-year-old Harrison Boonstoppel will take place tonight. 14 yr. old Elijah Wilson also died in the gunfire on Oct. 29th. In response to the shooting, Tampa Mayor...

Hillsborough County’s Hiking Spree is on, plus checking in with Clearwater’s Epicenter Recovery Foundation

The weather is bearable in Tampa Bay, which means more opportunities to get outside. Local officials have a new initiative to help residents do just that, and Forest Turbiville was in studio at WMNF-Tampa 88.5-FM...

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