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Surterra Wellness Announces Corporate Name Change to Parallel™

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ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Surterra Wellness today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Parallel™ effective today. Parallel, formerly Surterra Wellness, is a leading, global company that is pioneering human well-being through its proprietary cannabinoid brands and science- and technology-led innovation. “The introduction of our new parent company brand, under the name Parallel, reflects our transformational growth …

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Supporters have high hopes for recreational marijuana in Florida as petition drive kicks off

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A new petition drive to legalize recreational marijuana has gathered 100,000 signatures in its first 20 days, giving supporters high hopes that Florida could be on its way to joining other states in ending the prohibition of cannabis. The goal is to put the legalization question before Florida voters in next year’s election, said Nick Hansen, chairman of Make It Legal …

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Florida Crystals Voluntarily Terminates Lease on Land the State Wants for EAA Reservoir Project

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Gov. Ron DeSantis, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Thursday the early termination of Florida Crystals’ lease for the stormwater treatment area (STA) component of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project. In a morning press statement, DeSantis’ office said the Florida Crystals Corporation sent a letter Monday, Sept. 30, …

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Underground power lines payment plan moves forward

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Florida utility ratepayers can expect changes to their bills, with the ultimate goal of improving storm hardening across the state. On Thursday, the Florida Public Service Commission approved proposed rules to help utilities finance underground power lines. Time was of the essence: Rules had to be approved by Oct. 31, and this was the last PSC meeting until then. While …

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Florida public universities shine in U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings

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In its 2020 release, U.S. News and World Report gave special kudos to Florida, California and New York colleges and universities for excelling in enrolling and graduating large proportions of low-income students. The rankings authority unveiled a new list this year that ranked colleges on social mobility. It measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. Those students typically …

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HCA Healthcare launches opioid take-back day on Sept 7

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In an effort to fight the opioid epidemic, the national hospital chain, HCA Healthcare, has launched an opioid take-back day event. Called “Crush the Crisis,” the event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 nationwide, involving 65 HCA hospitals in 15 states, including Florida. You can take your unused or expired prescription medications to one of the locations and drop them …

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Florida Crystals® Adds Local Flare to FLAVOR Palm Beach

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Crystals®— the only organic raw cane sugar grown in the US— is pleased to announce its partnership with FLAVOR Palm Beach— the highly anticipated, most renowned culinary event in the Palm Beach community, showcasing the top 58 area restaurants. Harvested, milled and crafted in the event’s own backyard, Florida Crystals® will be featured in …

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A Conversation with the Medical Director at Surterra Wellness

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Click here to listen. There are now more than 200,000 people in Florida who have received their Medical Marijuana Registry identification cards, and about 10,000 new patients are signing up every week. The state currently has 14 license holders, and that number is set to grow as state regulators approved licenses for eight more firms. As of April of this year, …

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Increased funding will protect our children

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It always seemed as though schools where too accessible and vulnerable. Then the mass shooting in Parkland shattered our community and nation, changing all that. There are at least 17 reasons — and thousands more — why tighter security measures are a must at institutions that educate our children. When Broward County schools open for the 2019-2020 school year on …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces New Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee

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Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced a newly-created Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, which will collaborate with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to help improve the state’s medical marijuana policies. “I’m proud to establish the medical marijuana advisory committee to help expand patient access, and to advance and modernize policies to move Florida into the future of medical …