(FL) Jury awards $4 to family of man killed by sheriff’s deputy

Ashleigh Jackson, Digital Producer, Meredith(Meredith/CNN) -- A Florida family is "heartbroken" after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family's attorney said Thursday.Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory Hill …

(fl) Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana

Justine GriffinPublished: April 11, 2018A court ruled Wednesday that Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner can grow his own marijuana for medical purposes, a decision that lawyers say could lead to a wave of similar cases.The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers applies only to Redner, 77. The Florida Department of Health responded …

Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentVideo produced by John Bonifield, CNN Updated 12:16 PM ET, Mon November 28, 2016   This is the second part of a series on health care refugees. Read the first part here. (CNN)Rich and Kim Muszynski know when their 5-year-old daughter, Abby, is about to have a grand mal …

…47 persons have been put to death in Florida under an unconstitutional process

  HHarry Lee Anstead, My View 2:46 p.m. EST November 22, 2016 In January 2016, in a case called Hurst v. Florida, the United States Supreme Court held that Florida’s death penalty scheme was unconstitutional and violated the Sixth Amendment, pursuant to its decision in Ring v. Arizona. The Court held that Florida’s statutory scheme …

Marijuana Missionaries: First Cannabis Church Rolls Into Michigan

There’s no religious dogma in this church, but these marijuana missionaries are intent in on bringing ostracized stoners back into the fold. By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) - September 19, 2016 10:05 pm ET Congregants in this church aren’t high on Jesus. In fact, the very name of the church sounds like lyrics from a …

Leonard Peltier is residing in a USP Coleman Florida’s iron cage…

  Friends of Peltier Leonard Peltier is residing in a USP Coleman Florida's iron cage with a very dangerous, fast growing aortic abdominal aneurysm threatening his life. Have you sent a letter to the BOP today? You may send a letter or fax daily asking them to transfer him to a proper hospital capable of …

Entire Florida police department busted for laundering millions for international drug cartels

Justin Gardner, Free Thought Project 02 Jan 2016 at 00:44 ET The village of Bal Harbour, population 2,513, may have a tiny footprint on the northern tip of Miami Beach, but its police department had grand aspirations of going after international drug traffickers, and making a few million dollars while they were at it. The …

HB161 Florida house of representatives attempt to set the stage for the governance of dui while using marijuana

September 20, 2015 Sheree Krider On Monday, September 14, FLORIDA State Representative David Kerner, a Democrat, Filed HB161 which attempts to set a standard for measuring (via blood test) Marijuana intoxication.  It sets the "limit" of 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood. Anyone with a blood test showing THC level that is above 5 nanograms …

Lexology Report: Congress temporarily de-funds US-DOJ medical marijuana prosecution but does not legalize medical marijuana

Littler Mendelson Dale L. Deitchler   USA December 30 2014   Author page » In a few short paragraphs within the 1,603-page congressional spending bill signed into law on December 16, 2014, Congress prohibited the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to prosecute users, growers and distributors of medical marijuana in states that …

Federal Spending Bill Blocks Funding For Medical Marijuana Raids, Legalization In D.C.

The proposed congressional budget released Tuesday night prevents the Department of Justice from using funds to undermine state laws regarding medical marijuana. posted on Dec. 9, 2014, at 9:20 p.m. Michelle Broder Van Dyke BuzzFeed News Reporter   The House budget passed Tuesday night prevents the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration from using …

Mummy Proves America Is 2,400 Years Behind On Medical Marijuana

Photo: Via Wikimedia Commons. A 2,400-year-old "Siberian Ice Maiden" apparently knew something that not all US lawmakers do: Cannabis is a perfect palliative for cancer. Discovered in 1993 by archaeologist Natalia Polosmak, the mummified remains of this woman, also known as the "Princess of Ukok," were recently examined by a team of Russian scientists. They …

"There is no correlation between Morgan & Morgan and the medical marijuana," Stumbo spokesman Brian Wilkerson said.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo pitching personal-injury law firm in TV commercials By John Cheves — [email protected]       House Speaker Greg Stumbo has accepted a position as partner at Morgan & Morgan, a Florida-based personal-injury law firm whose founder, John Morgan, is a major financial backer of the movement to legalize medical marijuana. In …

Judge shuts down Christian health ministry in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Christians-only health care ministry must cease operations in Kentucky unless it can get regulatory approval from the state Department of Insurance, a judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling by Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate means Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry, can no longer accept money or help pay medical bills for …

Scheme to mail large quantities of Oxycodone from Florida to Kentucky

Office of the Attorney GeneralAttorney General Conway Announces Guilty Verdict in Scheme to Mail Prescription Pills from Florida to Kentucky Press Release Date:Thursday, April 05, 2012 Revision Date:Thursday, April 05, 2012 Contact Information:Shelley Catharine Johnson Deputy Communications Director502-696-5659 (office) Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the conviction of a …

Marijuana Smuggler Who Served 30 Years in Prison Wants to Convince Florida Old Folks to Support Medical Marijuana

    Lucy Steigerwald | March 16, 2012 Robert Platshorn is against the war on drugs; so much so that he spent 5k on two pro-pot billboards. The 69-year-old director of Florida National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) did so as part of "The Silver Tour," which is a campaign to convince …