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Medical Marijuana and the Sunshine State (Art by: Steven Guillen)

How will medical marijuana fare in Florida? A closer look at the industry

In 2016, Florida voters voted YES on Amendment 2, making medical marijuana legal in the Sunshine State. From the first marijuana drive-thru to ruling against the unconstitutional ban on smokable weed, Florida’s newest green industry is growing. As the industry matures, here’s a breakdown of medical marijuana in the United States. By Steven Guillen South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram   ...

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Burgess paddle boarding ( Photo provided by Bones Outfitters )

Florida woman to paddleboard from Cuba to Key West with hopes of breaking world record

A South Florida athlete from Fort Lauderdale will stand-up paddleboard from Cuba to Key West as she attempts to break the Guinness World Record. At 7 a.m. June 26, Victoria Burgess will begin her endeavor to paddleboard through 110 miles of open waters in less than 30 hours. Burgess’ personal goal is under 25 hours, she said. The current Guinness World ...

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Left to Right: Rosa Flores and Mike Jachles (Photo by Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Governor’s Hurricane Conference features workshop on the importance of social media in reporting

The 32nd annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference was held May 13 through the 18 at the Palm Beach Convention Center, offering various workshops and training sessions for disaster recovery tactics. Among the workshops was a session focusing on social media’s vital role in Network TV’s coverage of last year’s major hurricanes. By Victoria Salas South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Mike Jachles, ...

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