Florida Matters News Roundtable: CRC Bundling, Medical Marijuana And Political Races
This week on Florida Matters we'll talk about some of the latest news impacting our state during another edition of our monthly reporters’ roundtable.
We discuss some of the political races heating up in Florida, including the race to fill former U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross’ (R-Lakeland) open House seat, Gov. Rick Scott entering the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Sarasota Congressman Vern Buchanan’s bid for re-election.
We talk about some of the proposed amendments recently approved by the Constitution Revision Commission and the controversy that aroused from those that bundle different issues.
We also discuss some medical marijuana news: Florida recently hit a milestone of having over 100,000 patients registered to use medical marijuana; and Tampa strip club owner and stage 4 lung cancer survivor Joe Redner seems to have come out on top of a legal battle with the Department of Health to grow his own medical marijuana.
You can hear more conversation about the latest news, including the opening of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in downtown St. Petersburg, on our podcast Florida Matters More.
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Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.
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