Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Florida health rules on medical marijuana bolster the heavily regulated status quo

When Florida voters passed Amendment 2 with a 71 percent approval rate last November, they thought they were getting a widened medical marijuana marketplace that a large new swath of patients could access with less regulatory interference. But the first set of new regulations proposed Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health would reinforce the preexisting regulatory structure, which allowed only a handful of farms to produce low-THC product for the Florida marketplace.

Politics & Government

States – like Congress – are divided on replacing Obamacare

Senate Republicans say they’ll insure more Americans than President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act. But states seem likely to look at the latest health care proposal with a partisan eye. In Republican-led Kansas, one lawmaker was quick to embrace the idea. But in blue-state California there was caution over the Patient Freedom Act proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine.

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Sarasota

Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke to the media Monday morning prior to his lecture at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Claire Aronson Bradenton Herald
Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Sarasota 2:11

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Sarasota

Press Secretary Sean Spicer: 'We can disagree with the facts' 1:47

Press Secretary Sean Spicer: 'We can disagree with the facts'

White House: opening briefing room to more journalists via Skype 0:46

White House: opening briefing room to more journalists via Skype

When your loved ones vote the other way 11:29

When your loved ones vote the other way