Next year, patients across Florida suffering from extreme seizures and a handful of other symptoms should be able to get their hands on low-THC marijuana, but exactly when next year is unclear. An administrative court scrapped much of the proposed distribution framework last week. That leaves stakeholders with hope for a better system, and certainty of a longer wait.
A plan for drug testing welfare recipients in Florida came before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals this week. The American Civil Liberties Union is looking to the Fourth Amendment to challenge the policy.
The 2011 law required applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, program to submit to drug testing in order to collect their benefits. But ACLU of Florida attorney Maria Kayanan says this violates the constitution’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
Florida State University students are back in class after a shooting at the campus library injured three people. The tragedy has raised the same question asked after any school shooting – how could this happen? But at Florida State, It’s also raised a stronger feeling of community and support.
The losses Democrats took during the 2014 midterm election are causing rifts within the party ranks. Still the general consensus is for the party to unite and move forward. But, some political scientists say that can only happen once what’s called the “blame game” phase is over.
Losing Florida’s gubernatorial race was a big blow to Democrats in this election. They also lost a number of races across the state and the nation.
Among the losses were several seats in the Florida House—which created a GOP supermajority.