Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

Hurricane Irma approaching Anguilla from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite.
NOAA

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is deriding the Polk County Sheriff’s decision to check IDs for all evacuees seeking shelter in his county.

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Trouble could be brewing again between a group of Sheriffs and a huge gun rights organization over a controversial gun bill that failed last year.

Florida's Compassionate Use law allows people suffering from specific conditions like seizures to use low-THC marijuana.
Brett Levin

A proposal to bring medical marijuana to Florida has failed to reach the 60 percent threshold needed to become a part of Florida's constitution.

Amendment Two missed the mark with 57 percent support from voters. Yet some opponents, like Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, say the legislature should consider the issue.

A neon sign reading medical with a marijuana leaf beneath it.
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According to recent polls, a plan to allow medical marijuana in Florida enjoys strong support among the state’s voters.   Opponents of the proposed amendment to the state constitution are ramping up the rhetoric.  But some, including one former attorney general, say the claims coming from organizations like Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot, may be a bit overblown.

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The president of the Florida Sheriff’s Association says he’s offended by comments made by the National Rifle Association’s Marion Hammer over a gun bill that died this legislative Session. It’s a measure that would have allowed people to legally carry a firearm without a concealed weapons permit during a mandatory evacuation.