I have lived in Florida off and on since 1964 until I moved back to the Cleveland area about 4 years ago. To say it has changed significantly in that time would be a gross understatement. The Florida of today is as unlike the Florida I moved to in 1964 as the moon is unlike Venus.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 29, 2014 11:15 am|
Now that medical marijuana has made the ballot in Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist says he plans to vote for it.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 28, 2014 7:57 am|
Florida has taken another big step towards adopting medical marijuana this year. On Monday the Florida Supreme Court
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 22, 2014 3:00 pm|
There is a huge generational divide on the issue in Florida, which is common for marijuana reform. Among voters under 65 roughly 70 percent back medical marijuana while only 49 percent of seniors think the state should make the medical use of marijuana legal. What turnout looks like this November could determine the amendment’s success.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 16, 2014 7:35 am|
If the measure is certified to appear before the voters it will need to get 60 percent of the vote to be approved. Fortunately, most public polling shows its support well above this threshold.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 26, 2013 3:14 pm|
The people of the Tampa Bay area strongly support the idea of medical marijuana and are prepared to vote for it. A new Bay News 9, Tampa Bay Times, AM 820 News Tampa Bay Poll found that 68 percent of local residents would support a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. Only 24 percent would oppose this change.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 22, 2013 7:35 am|
Medical marijuana has overwhelming support among every generation, partisan leaning, and ethnic group. Even 79 percent of senior citizens back medical marijuana and they tend to be the group least supportive of any marijuana reforms.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:41 pm|
An elderly Florida couple is suing director Spike Lee over tweets he made on March 23, 2012, less than a month after shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 3, 2013 12:35 pm|
There is good news from the Sunshine State. A new Public Policy Polling survey found that 62 percent of voters in the state would support a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana. Only 26 percent said they would likely oppose one and 12 percent are undecided.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday September 13, 2013 4:15 pm|
Florida is not only God’s waiting room; sometimes it’s also Hell’s. Invasive species–including Burmese pythons, Madagascan hissing cockroaches, walking catfish, stucco-eating giant snails–are endangering native species and disrupting the delicate ecosystems. And then there’s herpes infected wildlife, and I don’t mean the humans cataloged on the Twitter feeds, Florida Man and Florida Woman.