Reefer Madness in Florida

Reefer Madness in Florida

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida Get ready for reefer madness on February 18th. That’s when members of the state’s two physician licensing boards begin working on the practice standards Florida-licensed physicians must follow when ordering smokable medical marijuana for their qualified patients. The Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine […]

Jobless Claims Plummet as Travel Concerns Remain

Jobless Claims Plummet as Travel Concerns Remain

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida has posted its lowest weekly total of first-time unemployment claims since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, despite mounting issues confronting the travel industry. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated 17,621 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida during the week that […]

Black Lawmakers Call for Policing Changes

Black Lawmakers Call for Policing Changes

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Tallahassee TALLAHASSEE — Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in May and the ensuing summer of nationwide protests, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus is pushing a slew of bills for the 2021 legislative session that members say “promote fair and just” police reforms.  […]