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On heels of citrus crisis, Florida talks hemp

Could industrial hemp be Florida’s next big crop? Maybe. But it’s going to take two years to find out. Florida citrus is a crop plagued by citrus greening and recently battered by Hurricane Irma. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released 2017 Florida orange production forecasts last Thursday; it was bleak, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam hinted the crop …

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ICI Homes Wins Grand and Silver Awards in the Tampa Parade of Homes 2020

The 2020 opens in a new windowTampa Bay Parade of Homes in took place during the first two weekends in March. There were a total of 79 homes from a variety of builders and communities entered into this year’s parade. ICI Homes is the proud recipient of two awards this year! Grand Award In opens …

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Florida board signs off on medical marijuana changes

While some members expressed concern about patients smoking medical marijuana, the Florida Board of Medicine has approved forms for doctors to use in ordering smokable pot. The board Friday agreed to change its medical-marijuana rules so that physicians can certify that the benefits of smoking marijuana for medical use outweigh the risks. It also agreed …

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Seniors Could be Key on Medical Marijuana in Florida

The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida constantly generates talk of young people potentially flooding the polls. But seniors are the most reliable voters and could be key to the outcome of the measure. Though polling on Amendment 2 has been erratic, seniors have been showing a level of interest in the initiative that …

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Northeast Florida gopher tortoises count in statewide survey, research

Wildlife biologists soon will fan out in Northeast Florida searching for one of the state’s slowest moving and shyest species of wildlife, a reptile scientists consider crucial to a healthy ecosystem. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists plan to conduct gopher tortoise population surveys March 20-22 at the Branan Field Wildlife and Environmental Area …

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GOP lawmakers push Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill

Marijuana was a missed opportunity for the sick and dying. Marijuana was misunderstood. Marijuana’s promise as an alternative medicine drew more than 100 people to Bucks County Community College on Tuesday night, and leading the discussion were two GOP lawmakers from conservative districts. State Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, R-10, of Doylestown, was joined by fellow Republican …

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