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Advocates of Taxing Marijuana Push Ahead in Florida, Pennsylvania

Florida petition needs over 750,000 signatures to land on Nov. 2020 ballot Pennsylvania lawmaker is certain marijuana law will land on governor’s desk Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana are gaining speed in two of the nation’s most populated states, and there’s potentially hundreds of millions in tax revenue on the line. Lawmakers and lobbyists in […]

Supporters have high hopes for recreational marijuana in Florida as petition drive kicks off

A new petition drive to legalize recreational marijuana has gathered 100,000 signatures in its first 20 days, giving supporters high hopes that Florida could be on its way to joining other states in ending the prohibition of cannabis. The goal is to put the legalization question before Florida voters in next year’s election, said Nick […]

In first 30 days, adult-use pot proposal rakes in $1 million from FL industry backers

A three-week-old recreational marijuana drive backed by the marijuana industry has raised more than six times the amount of money collected by a longstanding grassroots effort to legalize the drug for adult use. The Make it Legal Florida proposal is chaired by Nick Hansen, a lobbyist for a California-based medical marijuana chain, MedMen, and former […]

NWF Daily News: Rock by the Sea: Hurricane Michael inspires album

“Write By the Sea, Vol. 1” might sound a little different if it weren’t for Hurricane Michael. Charitable organizations Rock by the Sea Inc. and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure recruited volunteer songwriters to write and produce the collaborate record, “Write By the Sea, Vol. 1,” to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. Beth Gosnell, […]

NWF Daily News: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: For Florida’s restaurants, tourism advertising is key

For many restaurants like mine across the South Walton area, a fully funded VISIT FLORIDA could make the difference between shuttering the doors and growth. While South Walton Beach was spared the devastation Hurricane Michael brought, our potential visitors saw the news footage of devastation and many assume all North Florida beaches were impacted by […]

Sun Sentinel: Preserve more barrier islands, strengthen building codes to minimize storm damage | Opinion

Hurricane Michael put the lesson front and center. Mexico Beach lay in ruins, destroyed by 155 mph winds — roofs ripped off, walls collapsed, windows shattered. Homes that withstood the wind were gutted by the storm surge. The photo was a panorama of rubble, except for that one house. The Sand Palace, a two-story beachfront home […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Hurricane resilience and building codes should be important discussion | Opinion

Hurricane Michael put the lesson front and center. Mexico Beach lay in ruins, destroyed by 155 mph winds — roofs ripped off, walls collapsed, windows shattered. Homes that withstood the wind were gutted by storm surge. The photo was a panorama of rubble, except for that one house. The Sand Palace, a two-story beachfront home […]

CoreMessage Adds Communications Specialist to Team

~Kat Bustamante Joins Leading PR and Grassroots Firm~ TALLAHASSEE — CoreMessage, Inc., a full-service public relations and grassroots firm, today announced the addition of Kat Bustamante as account manager. In her new role, Bustamante will develop, implement and guide communications strategies for various corporate, political and government clients across Florida. “We’re excited to welcome Kat […]