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Florida Senator Pushes for Less Restrictive Medical Marijuana Regulations

medical-marijuana.JPGOn Thursday, a prominent Senator, Rob Bradley, proposed a new bill to broadly legalize medical marijuana. The proposal calls would increase the number of marijuana growing licenses and make it easier for doctors to prescribe it for medical treatment.

Florida Passes Medical Marijuana - What Happens Now?

As almost all Floridians are aware, Amendment 2 was passed this election, giving Florida patients the right to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. The problem is that everyone is wondering, what now? Unfortunately, the best answer to that question is to wait. Despite the passing of this amendment, it still needs to be implemented before patients can freely make use of medical cannabis.

Retail Stores Are Now Using Facial Recognition to Catch Shoplifters

facial recognition software stops shoplifting.jpgIn the last couple of years, many retail stores have been incurring huge losses resulting from shoplifting. However, with the new technology of using cameras with high quality face-recognition, they have been able to identify shoplifters and, in several cases, big spenders.

What You Need To Know About Florida's New Laws

new Florida laws.jpgIn the Florida, lawmakers passed 279 bills during this year's assembly. 161 of these bills took effect July 1st, the start of fiscal year. Some of the areas influenced by these new laws include property taxes, school bullying, and criminal punishment, as well as a few other items that affect everyday life for some residents.

Increased DUI Patrols Expected For Fourth of July Weekend

It's July 4th weekend and law enforcement will be out in full force looking for drivers under the influence. Patrols will be significantly stepped up starting tonight and running through Monday. Multiple agencies throughout Central Florida will be taking part, specifically the Orange County Sherriff's Office and Florida Highway Patrol.

Terrorism On Our Shores

security screening.jpgWhat do businesses now have to do to try and protect their patrons? After the horrific terrorist attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, a sad question has arisen that many businesses have to address now and into the future. How do businesses protect their patrons from mass shootings and terror attacks?

DUI Saturation Patrol Set to Begin Tonight

Multiple Central Florida law enforcement agencies will be taking part in DUI patrols this Memorial Day weekend. The saturation patrols begin tonight at 9 p.m. and will until 4 a.m. 70 police officers just in Orange County will be participating in this attempt to reduce DUI related incidents during the holiday weekend.

Don't Underestimate The Driver's License Laws in Florida

While it can be easy to broadly proclaim that you would never consider getting behind the wheel without a valid driver's license under any circumstances, it's important to remember that things aren't always so cut and dried.

What if you forgot to renew your license last week and your child suddenly needs to be picked up? What if you friend offers you the chance to take a quick spin around the block on his new motorcycle even though you don't have a license anymore?  

Wet reckless: Pleading to a lesser DUI offense here in Florida

With Memorial Day right around the corner, you can be certain that law enforcement agencies across the state of Florida are busy making preparations for a long weekend of enhanced DUI enforcement from saturation patrols to sobriety checkpoints.

What this essentially means is that local law enforcement will be looking for any reason to pull people over on suspicion of drunk driving -- from speeding to neglecting to use a turn signal. While this tactic will result in a large number of sober -- and understandably peeved -- motorists being temporarily detained and even ticketed, it will also result in a considerable number of impaired driving arrests.

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