FL Amendment 2: Medical Marijuana (Cannabidiol compounds, CBD)

Florida residents may soon vote on a constitutional amendment regarding medical marijuana. The proposed amendment (Amendment 2) can be viewed here (and below). A “yes” vote for Amendment 2 would create a Constitutional Right for use of marijuana for debilitating medical conditions, which are defined such that, “Debilitating Medical Condition” means cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive…

Florida legislators say ‘no’ to ‘corporate welfare’

Florida legislators say ‘no’ to corporate welfare| Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) was recently forced to downsize, dramatically, after the Legislature rejected its bid for $250 million to attract companies to Florida, which some deemed “corporate welfare.”  Governor Rick Scott blamed the Legislature for EFI’s demise and ordered its board of directors to make $6 million…

Florida legislature passes civil asset forfeiture reforms

Both the Florida House and Senate voted unanimously for legislation that would implement several reforms in Florida’s civil asset forfeiture statutes. According to the Institute for Justice, “If police suspect that you’ve committed a crime, they can arrest you and put you on trial. At that trial, prosecutors must prove you’re guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But if police…