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  • Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

    The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer to voters. The signatures gathered for the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical...
  • Why should Floridians face arrest for medical care?

    Why should Floridians face arrest for medical care?
    In 1999, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Sixteen years later, I can honestly say not a single second of my life has gone by where I have been unaware of my disease. Because of my condition, I experience neuropathic pain 24 hours a day, have...
  • Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana

    Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana
    Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls. Residents such as Peggiann "Benji" Johnson — a breast cancer patient...
  • Montel Williams joins med pot campaign

    Montel Williams joins med pot campaign
    Among celebrity medical marijuana smokers, Montel Williams is joining the fray in Florida to support Amendment 2, the initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot. Williams, who had a syndicated talk show for most of the 1990s and 2000s, has multiple sclerosis and...
  • Reaction to Crist pick: Letters

    Reaction to Crist pick: Letters
    The Orlando Sentinel has unfairly criticized Gov. Rick Scott since he was elected. It is no surprise that the Sentinel would give Charlie ("I'll take any political job, and what party is that in?") Crist its endorsement ("Our choice for governor: Crist,"...
  • Would-be pot grower explains Tinley operation

    Would-be pot grower explains Tinley operation
    The man who wants to operate a medical marijuana production facility in Tinley Park says strains of cannabis sativa developed at his Colorado and New Jersey facilities have been particularly successful in treating seizures in patients. "That's my...
  • For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat

    For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat
    The governor's race has top billing, but pay attention to the legislative contests as well. The Legislature, even more than the governor, has the power to shape the future of Florida. Much of that power will remain with incumbents, who are hard to beat....
  • Medical marijuana deserves support

    Medical marijuana deserves support
    Forget the politicians, self-styled experts and pollsters. Amendment 2 is about helping sick people. The amendment would change the state constitution to legalize medical marijuana. It gives doctors a tool to help patients facing death or fighting...
  • Editorial: Vote no on pot Amendment 2

    Editorial: Vote no on pot Amendment 2
    The stories are heart wrenching. There's the heroic lifeguard who dove into disaster trying to rescue a swimmer. Now, brief respites from relentless pain and ruthless spasms come only through pot-infused edibles. Then there's the 60-ish wheelchair-...
  • One voter's guide to proposed Florida amendments

    One voter's guide to proposed Florida amendments
    The question I used to hear the most was, "Do you miss sports?" But it's been nearly 13 years since I've covered a Dolphins game (thank goodness), so the question I hear most now is, "What the heck do these amendments mean?" This time, we should...
  • Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments

    Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments
    Florida voters have three far-reaching constitutional amendments to consider on the Nov. 4 ballot this year. One would earmark billions of dollars for land and water conservation. Another would decide which governor would appoint replacements for...