For the first time in their polling Quinnipiac found a majority of voters in Florida think marijuana should be legal. Among registered voters in Florida, 53 percent support making it legal for adults to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use while only 42 percent oppose legalization.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:02 am|
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Governor, Republican and presidential-candidate wannabe Rick Scott. Scott, since 2011, has been trying to mandate random drug tests for some 85,000 state workers because, yeah, drugs are bad or something. Scott’s executive order did not apply only to employees, such as drivers or pilots, whose duties might in fact be severely affected by drug use. Everybody, from receptionists to scuba divers, would be subject. By refusing to reopen the case, the Supreme Court agreed that Scott’s order was so broad as to violate Constitutional protections against unwarranted search and seizure.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday March 25, 2014 5:20 pm|
More and more local law enforcement agencies in the United States are manipulating or abusing public records request laws in order to conceal whether they are using “Stingray” surveillance technology to collect data for law enforcement activities, even going so far as to pretend that records do not even exist.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Monday March 10, 2014 6:30 pm|
Rapper Jasiri X has a new video out that addresses the controversy surrounding the case of Marissa Alexander and the State of Florida’s seemingly backwards enforcement of the contentious Stand Your Ground Laws which came into prominence during the George Zimmerman trial.
|By: cmaukonen Monday February 3, 2014 8:00 pm|
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.