Ahead of any general election, it can be easy for voters to get confused. And, at least one area of Florida is reporting confusion over the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, to a medical marijuana initiative known as Amendment 2 set to appear on the November ballot.
Unlike the last general election, where voters were faced with 11 state constitutional amendments, this year they’ll only be faced with three—not counting local ballot initiatives.
Over the past week, the four candidates shortlisted to be Florida State University’s next president have met with staff, students and faculty in public forums. Now it’s up to the presidential search committee and university trustees to pick a winner. The trustees have set Tuesday as the tentative deadline.
Florida wildlife officials are investigating a Northwest Florida festival after an animal rights group complained. The 45-year-old Wausau Possum Festival has been a longtime favorite campaign stop for politicians.
The tiny Panhandle town of Wausau bills itself as the “Possum Capital of the United States.” Its annual Possum Festival includes beauty pageants, a live-possum auction and, most years, politicians.
Three challenges have been lodged in attempts to block Florida’s proposed medical marijuana rules. Two plant nurseries and a marijuana trade association are fighting provisions they say are unfair to growers.
Growers oppose the lottery system for choosing the state’s five authorized nurseries. They also take aim at a provision allowing investors to partner with an unlimited number of nurseries. Growers say that’s an unfair advantage because they can enter the lottery only once.