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  • Ben Pollara: Scare tactics cloud medicinal benefits of marijuana

    Ben Pollara: Scare tactics cloud medicinal benefits of marijuana
    Sometimes, decisions that seem difficult at a glance can be boiled down to one simple choice. I believe this is the case with Amendment 2, a measure on the ballot this November that would allow for doctors to recommend the medical use of marijuana by...
  • You voted: Here are the Best Bets for 2014

    You voted: Here are the Best Bets for 2014
    Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards. Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers. We're proud to announce...
  • Medical marijuana vote should be a no-brainer

    Medical marijuana vote should be a no-brainer
    When I was in pain — at times quite debilitating — from four breast-cancer related surgeries, I wished Florida had medical marijuana because narcotics make me sick. The highly addictive drugs my doctors prescribed made me nauseous and...
  • Delray to vote on medical marijuana moratorium

    Delray to vote on medical marijuana moratorium
    On the same day that Florida voters will hit the polls to cast their votes for Amendment 2 — whether or not to legalize medical marijuana — the city of Delray Beach is poised to vote on the topic, too. Late Tuesday, commissioners will...
  • Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs

    Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs
    Even if medical marijuana becomes law in Florida, employees with debilitating medical conditions could be fired for using it – regardless of whether they have a doctor's approval. Amendment 2 contains no employee protections, lawyers say, beyond...
  • Second marijuana initiative headed to a decision in Costa Mesa

    For a second time this month, the Costa Mesa city clerk's office has certified a medical marijuana petition that could pave the way for storefront dispensaries to openly operate in the city. The petition met the number needed to initiate a special...
  • Outlook for states' pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky

    With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for a push in Congress to change federal drug...
  • New arts center, party labels, and medical marijuana: Letters

    New arts center, party labels, and medical marijuana: Letters
    On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful, exciting, soaring structure. I have seen many performing-arts centers in this country and...
  • More sites for dispensaries considered in Willowbrook

     More sites for dispensaries considered in Willowbrook
    Willowbrook trustees decided to permit medical marijuana dispensaries in industrial zoning districts but also asked the plan commission to reconsider allowing them in retail districts. "I think some of the board members feel that (dispensaries) are...
  • Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study

    Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study
    Are people waiting for controlled, scientific research to determine whether marijuana has legitimate medical effects for various illnesses, notably post traumatic stress disorder suffered by countless military veterans? So is Dr. Suzanne Sisley, an...
  • Auto insurance still costs way too much

    Auto insurance still costs way too much
    During their two debates, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott competed to sound like the bigger friend of Florida families, but they never discussed a problem facing almost all Florida families — costly auto insurance. In August, BankRate.com reported...