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    Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined in on the bill. If the bill passes, the state would also tax marijuana. According to the language in...
    An Inverness man who was stealing utilities was also operating a marijuana grow house. On Monday, detectives with...READ MORE
      Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal agent in medicine with the earliest evidence in ancient Chinese practice dating back to 2700 BC. Over time, the use of medical cannabis has been increasingly adopted by Western medicine and...
    Ocala, Florida -- Three men were arrested at Ocala Place Apartments after a caller reported seeing the men walking to a grey pickup truck while carrying multiple firearms. When police arrived, they saw Vincent Williams Jr., 28, Larry Williams, 25, and...
    A 23-year-old woman remained behind bars Thursday on a $30,000 bond after she was arrested earlier this month and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Battery. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Southwest 153rd Loop in Marion...
    Ocala, Florida -- A teen who was pulled over Monday for a minor offense ended up with two felony charges. According to Ocala police, they stopped Christian Patrick Parker, 18, in the 3100 block of Southwest College Road for an expired temporary...
    Florida -- Under the new bills, marijuana could soon be decriminalized in Florida. Two Florida lawmakers said they want a total overhaul of Florida's marijuana laws. Congressman Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) and Senator Jeff Clements (D-Lake Worth) filed two bills -- HB 1403 and...
    After many, many residents expressed their concerns to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners about the moratorium on medical marijuana, commissioners reached out to try and clarify their actions. Marion County commissioners say they do not want the public...
    Marion County -- On November 8, 2016, millions of Floridians exercised their right to vote to ensure that the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2, passed. Amendment 2 ballot summary "Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating...
    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala police responded to a domestic disturbance that led to felony drug charges. Timeline of events On October 15, police responded to a call in reference to an altercation between a husband and wife. The wife told police that her husband,...
    Ocala, Florida -- A small child was roaming the Day's Inn, located at 3811 Northwest Blitchton Road, while the father was passed out on the playground. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, a Good Samaritan called Ocala police and stated that...
    Marion Oaks -- A Marion County sheriff's deputy and former Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team agent, discovered a grow house during a well-being check Tuesday. The deputy said he responded to 804 Marion Oaks Manor to allegedly perform a well-being...
    Washington– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tuesday announced its intention to place the active materials in the kratom tree into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The DEA claims they are doing it to "avoid an imminent hazard to public safety." Kratom...
    // Orlando, Florida -- Orlando has now passed an ordinance that decriminalizes the use of marijuana. On Monday, the ordinance passed with a 4-3 vote. Effective October first, those caught with less than 20 grams of marijuana,...
    // Ocala, Florida -- An Ocala Police Department police officer was arrested after officials received a tip that the officer had been smoking marijuana while on duty. On March 17, 2016, OPD received information which suggested that,...
    // Ocala, Florida -- On November 3, Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Kimberly Bray responded to the Kangaroo gas station located at 3550 North Highway 41, after the store manager reported that a woman was unconscious in...
    // Lakeland, Florida -- Polk County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Sleepy Hill Middle School cafeteria manager for drug possession on Tuesday. PCSO deputies responded to Sleepy Hill Middle School in Lakeland to investigate an anonymous tip in...
    // Ocala, Florida -- A family was arrested after they accidentally set their Chevy truck on fire. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Walmart, located at 9570 Southwest Highway 200, after a store employee,...
    // Marion County -- In July, Ocala Post reported that commissioners in Miami-Dade County, Florida, were the first in the state to pass an ordinance allowing marijuana (http://bit.ly/1QlQDDj) possession to be treated as a civil offense. Commissioners in...