Tag: Joe Redner
Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin gives his closing remarks on his bill HB 1, known as the "anti-riot bill" during a House session before the bill passed at the Capitol.

Jim RosicaJanuary 4, 2019
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In a rebuke to lawmakers and the Rick Scott Administration that was stunning even for Tallahassee Circuit Judge Karen Gievers, she struck down the 2017 state law regulating medical marijuana, saying it conflicted with the state constitution. In the spirit of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, known for his pre-fight rhymes, Gievers opined that in Florida “the medical […]

News Service Of FloridaNovember 19, 2018
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A Tallahassee judge refused Monday to allow the House of Representatives to intervene in a medical marijuana lawsuit, saying the Republican-dominated chamber should sue the federal government if lawmakers are unhappy that he struck down a 2017 pot-related statute as unconstitutional. Ruling from the bench during a hearing, Tallahassee Circuit Judge Charles Dodson rejected the […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 20, 2018
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Less than three hours before a 5 p.m. deadline, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration Friday filed a notice to appeal a Tallahassee judge’s order that struck down a 2017 medical marijuana law as unconstitutional. The notice, filed at 2:36 p.m. Friday, came after Scott sought support from Republican legislators and the state’s marijuana operators to appeal […]

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In a harshly worded order scolding state officials for treating the Constitution “like a recommendation,” a Tallahassee judge Friday gave the Department of Health two weeks to begin registering new medical-marijuana operators or risk being found in contempt. Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson, siding with Tampa-based Florigrown LLC, rebuked Gov. Rick Scott, the Scott […]


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