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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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One of many empty storefronts along Miracle Mile (Photo by: Marlene Fisher)

Coral Gables launches events to draw back visitors and new business prospects after delayed construction project

A series of pop-up galleries and events in the Miracle Mile area of Coral Gables, designed to bring back shoppers who avoided the area during a lengthy construction project is having little to no impact, say business owners. The Streetscape project — which blocked off roads and sidewalks along Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue — began in July 2016 and ...

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Cameron Baird in his Gaiji Taiyaki Stand (Photo provided by Gaijin Taiyaki)

A couple sells Japanese treat with American twist – people can’t get enough

In an ordinary kitchen in Deerfield Beach, a husband-wife duo bakes a traditional Japanese snack with a delicious American twist. They sell out at every event. Taiyaki – literally “baked seabream” – is a beloved Japanese cake that imitates the shape of a red seabream fish and is usually filled with sweetened “azuki” beans. By Maria Gil South Florida News Service ...

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Jesse Scheckner (Courtesy Jesse Scheckner)

Former SFNS editor wins Hearst Award for bridge collapse coverage

A spring graduate has received a Hearst Award — the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize in college journalism —  for breaking news coverage of the Florida International University bridge collapse, the first such prize for the school in two decades. Jesse Scheckner, the managing editor of SFNS during the spring semester, won first place for his coverage. Current Training Editor Maria Gil received a ...

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FOX News Vice President and COO Sharri Berg sharing the 10 qualities every leader should have regardless of experience in the field. (Photo credit: Jessica Barrios)

Third annual “Women in Communication” FIU conference features leadership and career advice

For the third consecutive year, women seeking careers in communication at Florida International University learned from industry leaders across a variety of fields, including journalism, advertising and public relations during a daylong event at the school’s Biscayne Bay Campus. The third annual “Women in Communication: Moving Ahead” conference, hosted by FIU’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, began at 9:30 a.m. with a speech from its namesake and director, former FIU dean ...

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Brass bullet cartridges (Image via Pixabay)

Gun shop owners survey follow-up [Video]

Several weeks ago, the South Florida News Service conducted a survey of gun shop owners and pawnbrokers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Moti Adika is the owner of Masa Firearms in Coral Springs and one of the people we spoke to. His shop is located about two miles away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, where Nikolas Cruz opened fire last month ...

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Brass bullet cartridges (Image via Pixabay)

SFNS/FIU Survey of Gun Dealers and Pawnshops

A survey of federally licensed gun dealers and pawnshops in South Florida found wide agreement that the state should continue to allow the sales of weapons like the AR-15 — the weapon used in the shooting in Parkland Feb. 14 — but disagreement on whether arming teachers would make schools safer. People in Broward and Miami-Dade counties were asked to respond ...

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John Rode (white shirt, center) at Parkway Plaza in Pompano Beach. (Image courtesy Global Children's Rescue)

Activist claims discovery of prostitution ring in Pompano

An anti-human-trafficking charity founder claims he has discovered a prostitution ring disguised as a massage parlor in Pompano Beach. John Rode, founder of the Global Children’s Rescue, has been investigating a business in Parkway Plaza at 1280 South Powerline Rd. that advertises on Backpage.com. The risqué advertisements, which list neither spa nor massage services, instead offers unspecified relaxation services, he said. Rode, who uses sites like Backpage.com to uncover human ...

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One year after landmark law, medical marijuana still an uphill battle

One year after Amendment 2 went into action, permitting the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients, and Floridians are still having to jump through hoops to get medical marijuana. The law, which was voted on in November 2016, became effective in January 2017. Julie Anderson, manager of Certified Marijuana Doctors, said her patients are unhappy with how difficult obtaining ...

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Little Haiti shaved ice initiative competing for funding

Sitting in the storage room of Libreri Mapou Creole & French is an unused cart many Haitians would recognize instantly.  It was built a few years ago for Haitian Heritage Month and served as Little Haiti Cultural Complex Manager Abraham Metellus’ inspiration for its Fresko Lakay initiative, one of eight nonprofit semifinalists vying for $5,000 as part of PhilanthropyMiami’s 2018 Shark Tank.  The initiative, he said, ...

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