Former Florida Governor and Currently Running To Be Florida Governor Again, Charlie Crist, says that the movement to legalize marijuana is "an issue of compassion." Crist appeared on WJCT radio this week to talk up his running for office when host Melissa Ross asked him about the push to have medi ... More >>
The Kayla Mendoza "2 drunk 2 care" story is tragic. And, as anything this senseless and calamitous is prone to do, it has brought up a lot of passionate opinions, anger, and outrage. Most notably, people have taken to the comments in our original post of this story to debate the effects of marijuan ... More >>
With the worst kept secret in Florida politics becoming official with Charlie Crist announcing his run for Florida's Governor (again!), the questions begin. Namely, now that he's a Democrat, where does he stand on things he stood against when he was a Republican? More to the point, where does he st ... More >>
If the second time is a charm, Florida may soon take steps toward enlightened drug policy. For the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee, proposals that were introduced but died stillborn last year have been revived, and with bipartisan support. One would rewrite mandatory minimum sentencing ... More >>
The organizers of an upcoming debate about the legalization of marijuana in Florida say that they are expecting overflow crowds, protests, and extra police. The head of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy will debate a UF professor who has advised three presidents. The event is set to take place at ... More >>
Our favorite reformed pot smuggler and marijuana legalization activist, Bobby Platshorn, is at it again, with an ingenious scheme to bring the good word on maryjane to the attention of legislators and the general public. And once again he's drawing on support from an unexpected quarter of the popula ... More >>
President of the Florida Cannabis Action Network Cathy Jordan is suing Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube for wrongful conduct after cops raided the her home like a SWAT team crashing into Pablo Escobar's mansion back in February. Back on February 15, cops swarmed Jordan's home after a government e ... More >>
As the rest of the nation is crawling out of the caves and embracing the legalizing of pot and same-sex marriage, Florida is still being all Florida about such things. According to a new poll conducted by Quinnipiac, residents of our fine state remain split down the middle on gay marriage, while a ... More >>
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary JohnsonAfter his polling numbers dropped this fall and he was no longer being invited to the debates with other GOP presidential candidates, the probability of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson's running as the Libertarian Party candidate in 2012 looks a bit more lik ... More >>
Let's clear a few things up just in case anyone was misled by a column from the Sun Sentinel's Nicole Brochu earlier this week. Despite a recent survey that found 57 percent of Floridians support legalization of medical marijuana, Brochu doesn't think that it's likely to happen. "Florida isn ... More >>
Commercial Medical Group, one of the raided businesses.The feds have taken note of South Florida's illegally run "pill mills," and a yearlong undercover investigation culminated in an early-morning raid today. It focused on mills that flouted prescription laws. Rounded up in the sweep was Zvi Per ... More >>
Bruce D. Grant is the director of the governor's Office of Drug Control, and he found out by e-mail last month that Rick Scott's transition team had decided to eliminate his four-person office to save half a million dollars a year. Meanwhile, the state is still struggling to finalize the Prescrip ... More >>
There's a conference under way in West Palm Beach called "Rx for Change: Targeting Prescription Drug Abuse." One of the major talking points is the staggering number of accidental deaths related to prescription drug abuse: seven every day in Florida. That's more than the number of car-crash death ... More >>
Photo from jimlewisforflorida.comLewis: "Faint heart never won fair maiden."Jim Lewis won't be your next attorney general. But if there were some miraculous come-from-behind victory for the perennial losing candidate, Lewis would bring about a radical change. He'd legalize pot. Not just medicinal ... More >>
From an Olympic champion to an honest-to-goodness queen, everybody has smoked pot.
Florida has the nation's stiffest pot penalties, but everyone seems to be lighting up.