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  1. US FL: Professor Proposes Test Of Medical Marijuana
    Sun-Sentinel, 27 Apr 2015 - As the state's efforts to get a noneuphoric medical-marijuana oil to severely epileptic children move forward, the University of Florida is proposing a study to answer a key question: Does it even work? Dr. Paul Carney, professor at the UF Department of Pediatrics and Neurology, has sent a research proposal to the Florida Department of Health to start finding out. The department is reviewing the requests.
  2. US FL: Florida Voters Show Strong Support for Legalized
    Sun-Sentinel, 07 Apr 2015 - Florida voters overwhelmingly support legalization of marijuana - for both medical and recreational use. Medical marijuana was supported by 84 percent and opposed by 14 percent in a Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday.
  3. US FL: PUB LTE: It's Up To The Voters
    Tampa Bay Times, 03 Apr 2015 - Re: March 28, editorial "Dangerous Dithering On Medical Marijuana" Tallahassee today reminds me of the 1950s, when the place was run by North Florida's 'Pork Chop Gang' and the joke was that district lines were drawn according to the number of pine trees.
  4. US FL: Diplomat's Surviving Son Charged With Threatening to
    Ottawa Sun, 03 Apr 2015 - The teenage son of a Canadian diplomat, already facing felony murder charges in Florida, is now charged with threatening to kill a veteran homicide detective. Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, was arrested Monday after a gun battle erupted in a quiet, upscale Miami neighbourhood, leaving his older brother Jean, 17, dead. While he is yet to be formally charged, he is facing one count of felony murder and an additional count of threatening a public servant.
  5. US FL: Miami Gun Battle Leaves Canadian Envoy's Eldest Son Dead
    Globe and Mail, 02 Apr 2015 - When Roxanne Dube was appointed consul-general to Miami last November, her sons Marc and Jean Wabafiyebazu seemed enthusiastic about the move. After spending much of their lives in Ottawa and Zimbabwe, the teens, 15 and 17, relished the idea of living in a city that has featured as a backdrop for many blockbuster films. "For them it really was a big move," their father Germano Wabafiyebazu said in an interview. "You see Miami in movies and everything, so to be now going there =C2=85 they were really enthusiastic."
  6. US FL: Canadian Diplomatas Teen Son Killed In Shootout
    The Record, 02 Apr 2015 - Younger son faces murder charge in what Miami police call a drug dispute MIAMI - Canada's top government official in Miami is planning the funeral of her 17-year-old son and the legal defence of her 15-year-old after the brothers took part in what Florida police call an attempted drug ripoff.
  7. US FL: Canadian Diplomatas Son Killed, Brother Charged, In Miami
    Guelph Mercury, 02 Apr 2015 - MIAMI - Canada's top government official in Miami is planning the funeral of her 17-year-old son and the legal defence of her 15-year-old after the brothers took part in what Florida police call an attempted drug ripoff. The brothers - both armed with guns - used her black Canadian government BMW with diplomatic plates as a lookout vehicle as they tried to rob the drug dealers Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in the Coral Way district, police say.
  8. US FL: Heroin Deaths Reveal Growing Foe For Law Enforcement
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 29 Mar 2015 - SARASOTA COUNTY - The 27-year-old man was found dead on Feb. 24 inside a Walmart bathroom in East Bradenton. He had a history of heroin use. A small bag containing a white substance was recovered from the scene. A child called their uncle on Jan. 6 because their 30-year-old mother was unresponsive. When the uncle arrived, he found the woman dead with a needle in her arm. He placed the needle in a drawer so the children wouldn't see it. Crime scene technicians took the syringe as evidence.
  9. US FL: PUB LTE: Another Approach For Legalizing Pot
    The Palm Beach Post, 29 Mar 2015 - As a substance-abuse professional, I voted "no" on the medical marijuana issue in November. I believe it would be a hypocritical law, turning doctors into criminals. However, I would favor a law legalizing marijuana for both recreational and medical use. The Everglades could be saved with the revenue derived from taxing marijuana use.