Edible Medical Marijuana Rules Coming, Says Florida Ag Commissioner

A selection of cannabis-infused edibles. (AP/File) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Edible medical marijuana could become more available in Florida, as the state’s new agriculture commissioner wades into the department’s control over the drug. Agriculture Dept. to draft edible medical marijuana rules Commissioner Nikki Fried says they fall under packaged food products Currently no regulations regarding edibles […]

Diverse Leaders, Groups Call for Continued Focus, Support for Areas, People Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Three months after landfall, residents still struggling with urgent recovery needs TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Three months from the day Hurricane Michael devastated vast areas of Northwest Florida, REBUILD 850 co-chairs Allan Bense, Will Weatherford, and Gwen Graham today emphasized the importance for all Floridians to continue efforts to assist recovery […]

JC falls twice in Tallahassee tourney

By Tim Doherty | December 29, 2018 at 2:08 PM CST – Updated December 29 at 6:51 PM TALLAHASSEE, FL (WDAM) – Jones College saw Pensacola State College pull away from a halftime tie to take a 65-52 victory on the final day of the Tallahassee Democrat Holiday Classic. The two-day tourney was anything but […]

Local cities and communities to get grant money for economic growth, infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Some local communities are getting grant money from the state. Thirty-five small and rural communities across Florida will get more than $23 million in funding through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, according to Governor Rick Scott’s office. Those communities include: • Altha • Apalachicola • Avon Park […]

Seattle Apartments are the Smallest in US

Numerous changes in renters’ living habits are literally redrawing floorplans (credit: ULI). SEATTLE—As rentals grow in both popularity and pricing, floorplans have been slowly shrinking in size during the past decade. And, numerous changes in renters’ living habits are literally redrawing floorplans. Want to continue reading?Become a Free ALM Digital Reader. Once you are an […]

Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Michael in Florida Extended to Monday, Dec. 17

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 8 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Hurricane Michael survivors in Florida now have until Monday, Dec. 17, to register for disaster assistance. Homeowners and renters may be eligible for assistance to cover essential disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. This may […]

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning until 10:30 a.m.

Until 10:30am EST, Sun Dec 2 Action Recommended: Take shelter in place or per instructions Issued by: Tallahassee – FL, US, National Weather Service, …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 AM EST FOR SOUTHEASTERN MITCHELL AND COLQUITT COUNTIES… At 1009 AM EST, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles west of Riverside, […]

Editorial: Which Ron DeSantis will take the lead in addressing Florida’s big issues?

Hide caption By The Palm Beach Post Editorial Board The Ron DeSantis we saw during the just-ended gubernatorial campaign was a disappointment: The stumbles over racist dog whistles. The lack of coherent environmental or health care plans. The blatantly false accusations against his opponent. We much prefer the Governor-elect Ron DeSantis. The DeSantis who, unlike […]

Execution Scheduled For Miami-Dade Killer

TALLAHASSEE, FL — After a stay of execution was lifted, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has set a new date for the execution of convicted Miami-Dade killer Jose Antonio Jimenez. The governor had previously ordered Jimenez to be put to death in August, but a stay was ordered by Florida’s Supreme Court. Jimenez is now scheduled […]

Florida’s pick for governor: Trump’s guy vs. liberal darling

Florida’s pick for governor: Trump’s guy vs. liberal darling TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Floridians will choose between one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters and an unabashed liberal when they elect a new governor Tuesday. The contrast couldn’t be greater between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would […]