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Lawsuit: State Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott's administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state's new medical marijuana law.

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A Florida fire department paramedic was fired after his department said he recorded a patient on a medical call.

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Florida's crime rate is dropping, but the number of rapes is growing.

Marijuana ID Contract Challenge Dropped

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A vendor that lost out on a lucrative contract to process medical-marijuana patient identification cards has dropped a legal challenge, according to documents filed Tuesday.

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A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott's administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state's new medical marijuana law.

Judge Weighs Legality Of Abortion Waiting Period

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Lawyers for the state asked a Leon County circuit judge Tuesday to order a trial about the constitutionality of a 2015 state law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.

A Tampa restaurateur is trying to ensure that no one in Tampa Bay goes without a place to have a Thanksgiving meal.

Business Group Takes Aim At State Environmental Proposal

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One of state's most-powerful business groups is gearing up to fight a proposal at the Florida Constitution Revision Commission that the group argues would lead to increased litigation about environmental issues.

Associated Industries of Florida announced Tuesday it has hired attorneys from the Gunster law firm to battle a proposal filed by Constitution Revision Commission member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch that would give Floridians more legal standing when environmental problems occur.

As travelers head to airports during the busy holiday week, airport security officials have a message: Don’t try to bring your guns on the plane.

Florida’s wildlife management agency is announcing a record number of green sea turtle nests this year. That's in spite of impacts from Hurricane Irma.

In Florida, 15 percent of families don’t know where they’re going to get their next meal. When you look at children alone, that number increases to almost a quarter who are food insecure, according to Feeding America, one of the largest networks of food banks in the country.

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