Thanks to code change, Naples could soon see medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical Marijuana Being Prescribed by Doctor – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Africa Studio As of now, medical marijuana dispensaries have not been welcomed in Collier County, but that could change in a few months. Collier zoning staff have been drafting an amendment to the county’s land development code to allow these dispensaries to run

Florida health officials warn of ‘alarming’ outbreak of meningococcal disease

Meningococcal Disease — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Steph Photographies Florida health officials are warning residents about an ‘alarmingly large’ outbreak of a potentially fatal bacterial illness known as meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease commonly leads to two possibly fatal infections—meningitis, when the lining of the spinal cord and brain become infected, and a bloodstream infection. The disease

Florida “transitioning into next phase of COVID-19 response” will no longer report daily Coronavirus data

Reported Cases logging chart – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Cryptographer Florida will no longer publish daily COVID-19 case data moving forward and will transition to reporting weekly data as part of a “next phase.” According to a recent statement from the Florida Department of Health, “As vaccinations increase and new case positivity rate decreases,

What is Florida’s Motorcycle Helmet Law?

Man in a Motorcycle with helmet and gloves is an important protective clothing for motorcycling throttle control, safety concept – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Somnuek saelim Motorcycle drivers are plentiful in the Sunshine State. It’s no surprise why they are so popular. And while motorcycles are fun to ride, they are also very dangerous. 

Florida governor says the state will lower the vaccine eligibility age to 60 starting next week

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Viacheslav Lopatin The wait is over for another group of Floridians eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced from the state capital that the state will be expanding inoculation eligibility efforts to anyone 60 or older beginning Monday, March 15. “I’m happy to announce

Could Florida be in the clear from COVID-19 by June of this year? One Epidemiologist believes it’s possible

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Casimiro PT One of Florida’s leading epidemiologists from Tampa Bay believes the state could be in the clear from the COVID-19 virus by June of this year, adding a slight change in the way the state tackles the virus could improve the outlook even more.  According to data from the Florida

Florida Senator Demands Federal Investigation of the state’s vaccine distribution practices

90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, administered by nurse May Parsons at University Hospital, Coventry, England, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Alex Gakos One Florida Senator is looking to call out Florida’s sketchy vaccine distribution practices after multiple reports noted a West

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announces school staff should not expect to be prioritized for vaccine

Miami, Florida, USA – June 12, 2020: Gov. Ron DeSantis Press Conference, speaking about the situation in Florida. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by  YES Market Media Bad news for teachers and members of Florida’s school system. Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday, January 6, 2021, that teachers and school staff should expect to be

Florida Invasive Species may soon be on the menu if scientists deem them safe to consume

Burmese Python. Photo: Vince Adam/Shutterstock.com A new, exotic dish may soon be on your local restaurant’s menu—if they are safe to eat. Florida has had problems with combating invasive species for years due largely in part to its favorable climate, lush ecosystem, and the exotic pet trade. But no species has wrecked the ecosystem nearly

Five Florida Hospitals Set To Receive First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccine Upon Approval

A single bottle vial of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in a research medical lab. 3D illustration. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By solarseven Perhaps the only silver lining Florida will have in regards to the coronavirus is access to the first wave of COVID-19 approved vaccines. Over the past two weeks, pharmaceutical powerhouses Moderna and Pfizer announced the