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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 …


Peter Barsoom: Florida’s medical marijuana program is on track, but only partway there

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The demand of Florida voters is clear. For far too long, patients have stood by waiting for regulators to implement the 2016 Medicinal Marijuana Constitutional Amendment. Under the law, the Department of Health is required to issue four new business licenses for every 100,000 patients. Florida currently has registered over 207,000 qualified patients and the number is growing — without …

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Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Historic Victories for Floridians

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Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis commended the Florida Legislature for working with him this session to achieve unprecedented victories for Floridians in a wide range of policy areas that will benefit Florida for decades to come. “This session marks the beginning of a new day in Florida,” said Governor DeSantis. “From our environment, to education, to public safety and healthcare, we have …

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Molina Healthcare and Farm Share supply food to 653 households

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Molina Healthcare and Farm Share recently hosted a community giving event in Homestead, feeding 2,152 reported individuals in 653 households over nearly eight hours during the drive-through food giveaway. “Providing quality healthcare is our No. 1 priority at Molina and that begins with proper nutrition,” said Steve Snider, director of community engagement, Molina Healthcare of Florida. “With the support of …


Streamlining edible cannabis rules promises sweet flavor for Florida patients

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Medical cannabis represents more than a business buzz for Peter Barsoom, founder of Colorado-based 1906. His wife, Ghita, after being prescribed pharmaceuticals for anxiety and depression, felt significant adverse effects. But cannabis proved to be a treatment without the same side effects. Peter Barsoom “It became our mission to improve access to this amazing plant medicine,” Barsoom said. He quit a 20-year career …

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Introducing Rubin, Turnbull & Associates

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The Rubin Group, one of the state’s premier political consulting firms today announced that longtime partner Heather Turnbull has been named managing partner. And to reflect Turnbull’s leading role, the firm is being reintroduced as Rubin, Turnbull & Associates (RTA). Turnbull will oversee all lobbying operations at the firm and lead all of the firm’s client efforts. “Having Heather at …