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Expect serious problems with medical marijuana
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Marijuana in its smoked form is known to damage the brain, heart, lungs and immune system and impairs learning, memory, perception and judgment. Putting the word "medical" in front of marijuana doesn't change the fact that it's a harmful drug that causes a long list of health, criminal and societal problems.
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Gov. Rick Scott signs bills aimed at ending 'awful tragedies'
WFOR-TV
Gov. Rick Scott signed the package — S.B. 522, S.B. 524, S.B. 526 and S.B. 528 — during a ceremony in the Capitol's cabinet meeting room that included sheriffs, prosecutors, lawmakers, sexual assault victims and victims' family members. Scott and other speakers said the bills will make Florida's children safer.
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Editorial: Gun bills only add to dangers
Tampa Bay Times
"Of all the times you don't want people without permits carrying guns on the street during riots or civil unrest," Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the Tampa Bay Times' editorial board. "It's the definition of insanity."
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Medical marijuana and Charlotte's Web: Don't rush to judgement
Sunshine State News
Despite thousands of deaths annually, it took Florida many years to get rid of the scourge of these "pain" clinics and send them packing to Georgia and other states. Yet, here we are again, setting ourselves up to replace all of the pill mills with pot shops, just like California.
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Marianna High School students get lesson from Jackson County sheriff
WTVY-TV
"We hope the kids take this home to their parents and say 'No, you're not suppose to be texting and driving, mom [and] dad,' and... the most important thing is that everybody is learning something from this," says Deputy Jimmy Hamilton of the Jackson County Sheriff's office.
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Horses donated to Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch
Tampa Bay Times
Six horses were donated to the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch in Live Oak in Suwannee County. Five horses were seized in an animal cruelty investigation in Wimauma in January, and a sixth was born March 22.
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Edison State College, Charlotte County officials on human trafficking awareness
Naples News
"Victims of human trafficking include children, women and men who are subjected through force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Modern slavery is a woman’s issue since most victims are women and girls," according to Lou Pontius, chair of The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida.
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Women in forensics talk about love of the job
WTSP-TV
"It's not a man's field anymore," says Denice Weigand, who has been with the Pasco Sheriff's Office for 28 years, and doing forensic investigations for the last 18. "Women were always home, they were changing dirty diapers, cleaning up vomit after their children. So that was kind of normal to be in the yuck and kind of nasty stuff. That's just what a lot of this job is," Weigand explains.

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Sheriff's office receives grant for enhanced DUI enforcement in Destin
The Destin Log
This program will be called the "Drive Sober in Destin" campaign and will run through September. The campaign will utilize an increase in manpower by deputies who have received advanced DUI enforcement training.

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12 busted: Drugs, guns targeted in Central Florida mail probe
Orlando Sentinel
During the operation, 20 parcels were inspected and an assortment of drugs were recovered, including cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, prescription medication, and materials to make synthetic drugs.

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Women in forensics talk about love of the job
WTSP-TV
"It's not a man's field anymore," says Denice Weigand, who has been with the Pasco Sheriff's Office for 28 years, and doing forensic investigations for the last 18. "Women were always home, they were changing dirty diapers, cleaning up vomit after their children. So that was kind of normal to be in the yuck and kind of nasty stuff. That's just what a lot of this job is," Weigand explains.
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Brevard County Sheriff's Office holds 1st Citizens Academy graduation
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey via Space Coast Daily
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office held their first graduation of their Citizens Academy course. The Citizens Academy is a 12 week program and allows our citizens to have a first hand look at the many different aspects of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
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