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Medical Marijuana in Florida -- Don't Expect a New California

Gary Stein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

I wholeheartedly agree with the legislators that are trying to create a Florida industry based on compassion. If this is to be Florida's industry, Floridians need to profit from it, not businesses from California, Colorado or Arizona.

Time to Make George Zimmerman Disappear

Gary Stein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

It's time we stop using their names and start substituting their deeds when they are mentioned. Instead of saying "George Zimmerman," let's just say, "that guy who killed Trayvon."

You Will Not Believe What Florida Is Doing Now

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

After a Tampa Bay Times' review of 200 cases that involved the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law found an "uneven application" and "shocking outco...

Heroes, Zeroes and Shills Battle in the Medical Marijuana Debate

Gary Stein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Reason and emotion are the two drivers of decision-making, so it is not surprising that advocates for and against medical marijuana try to appeal to both the head and the heart.

God Becomes a Passive Lobbyist for Medical Marijuana

Gary Stein | Posted 04.26.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

In many of the recent comments from officials and candidates, the word 'compassion' has been thrown around a lot. In years past, compassion rarely came up in the discussion over medical cannabis. To be honest, very little conversation about it occurred 'in the sunshine.'

Part 2: Legislation, a Constitutional Amendment Opens Doors to Medical Marijuana in Florida

Gary Stein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Gary Stein

Any closed door can be opened. Such is the case of medical marijuana and the State of Florida.

Where Are all the Couch Potatoes and Welfare Queens?

Gary Stein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Miami
Gary Stein

There is a major barrier blocking legislators from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C. from doing their job.

'Stand Your Ground' Hearings Chair: 'I Don't Support Changing One Damn Comma'

Posted 08.08.2013 | Miami

Republicans in Florida appeared to make a major concession to protestors last week when House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) ordered heari...

Does This Mean Lower Gas Price In Our State?

Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach | Tom McLaughlin | Posted 08.01.2013 | Miami

State Rep. Matt Gaetz's long quest to repeal a requirement that gasoline sold in Florida contain some percentage of the supplement ethanol is over. L...

Republican's Surprising Take On Presidential Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A Republican Florida state legislator expressed his doubt in the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney witha tweet he posted Tuesday. ...