Judge Renatha Francis No Longer Eligible to Be New Supreme Court Justice

Gonznumber16 | WikiCommons The Supreme Court of Florida has ordered DeSantis to pick someone else to be Supreme Court Justice. Palm Beach circuit judge Rentha Francis has been deemed not eligible by the Florida Supreme Court. The unanimous ruling said because the state constitution requires 10-year membership in the Florida Bar to be named to

Trump Extends OffShore Drilling Ban in Florida

Seascape with extraction platform. Photo and Caption: Jesus Keller/Shutterstock.com President Trump has just extended a drilling ban for the Gulf of Mexico for 10 years. The announcement was made on Tuesday, September 8 at a campaign stop in Jupiter after speaking on the environment at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The memorandum the President signed

Edible Marijuana Now Available in Florida

Marijuana edible pieces close up. Photo and Caption: Israel Patterson/Shutterstock.com The first edible medical marijuana sale took place September 1 at Tallahassee’s Trulieve dispensary on SE Capital Circle, as reported by the Tallahassee Democrat. Arnold Lawson, a retired, 54-year-old man, was the first customer to buy the edibles at the dispensary on Tuesday. Mr. Lawson

Governor Ron DeSantis Lifts COVID-19-Related Ban on Nursing Home Visits

Senior patients of assisted living home gathering at table in living room and playing lotto at table. Photo and Caption: SeventyFour/Shutterstock.com Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, September 1, announced he will be lifting the ban on visitations to Florida’s nursing homes. The Florida governor said he would lift the ban following recommendations from a nursing

Florida’s Edible Medical Marijuana Market Could Bring in over $1 Billion in Sales

Image by Elsa Olofsson from Pixabay  The Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) released long-awaited guidelines for medical marijuana edibles the night of August 26. This is three years after voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana and one year after state lawmakers lifted a ban on smokable medical marijuana. Industry analysts say

5 Best Kid Attractions in Florida

Image by Dmitrii Bardadim from Pixabay  Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Daytona Lagoon is Daytona Beach’s best water park and the best place to get your fix of water slides, a wave pool and great family fun in general. It makes for an ideal water park due to its size and for the amount of fun activities

Florida-Based Stein Mart Files for Bankruptcy

A Stein Mart location in Aventura, Florida, USA. Photo: William Power/Google Images The Jacksonville, Florida-based retailer Stein Mart issued a statement on Wednesday, August 12 stating it plans to “close a significant portion, if not all, of its brick-and-mortar stores” and has “launched a store closing and liquidation process,” according to a news release announcing

Florida Ranked No. 1 for Foreign Home-Buying for 12th Straight Year

The Miami skyline and architecture at sunset. Image by MustangJoe from Pixabay Florida has ranked number one in most foreign buyers of private property in the entire United States for the 12th year in a row, according to Miami Agent Magazine. For us here in Florida and more specifically in Miami it comes as no

Florida Breweries At Risk of Closing Indefinitely Unless Provided Aid

Image by cerdadebbie from Pixabay  Over 100 Florida breweries are in danger of closing permanently in the next two weeks unless the state government can provide much needed aid. After facing closures because of the coronavirus, many bars and breweries have found themselves in dire straits financially. Unless state or federal aid is provided, these

8 Communities Compete to Be U.S. Space Force’s Florida Headquarters

Governor Ron DeSantis has endorsed all eight nomination letters for communities looking to host the U.S. Space Force headquarters. Following a call on Tuesday, June 7, with staff from the Florida Congressional delegation, Space Florida announced Gov. Ron DeSantis had endorsed the nomination letters from all eight communities vying for the Space Force headquarters. Space