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Because of Medical Marijuana, Will Cops No Longer Be Able to Search Your Car If They Smell Weed?

Because of Medical Marijuana, Will Cops No Longer Be Able to Search Your Car If They Smell Weed? It’s the subject of many comedies. Someone is pulled over and while the cop is taking their information the pungent smell of cannabis causes suspicion. Currently, law enforcement agencies in Florida are allowed to perform a search and seizure if they smell pot. A man from Miami-Dade named Victor Chavez, however, is attempting to challenge this with a novel defense.  Chavez claims law enforcement shouldn’t… Read More

Florida Lawmakers Crack Down on Human Trafficking

Florida Lawmakers Crack Down on Human Trafficking A report by the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) revealed Florida was one of the highest ranked states for human trafficking with 1,923 cases reported in 2017. In addition, the report specified that sex trafficking occurs most frequently in hotel or motel-based venues.  Florida lawmakers are attempting to crack down on human trafficking this year. Senator Lauren Brook has filed a proposal… Read More

Will Florida Allow College Students to Carry on Campus?

Will Florida Allow College Students to Carry on Campus? As of now, Florida’s concealed carry laws prohibit firearms from college campuses and classrooms. New legislation set forth by State Representative Anthony Sabatini is looking to change all of that. House Bill 6007 (HB 6007) would allow people with a concealed carry permit to bring their firearms on college campuses. While the legislation has received a lot of support, it’s also been the subject of… Read More

Gainesville Police ‘Holding’ Marijuana Plants Found on Trail

Marijuana Plants Found on Trail On September 22, the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) published a post on Facebook with a picture of two officers standing next to 16 potted marijuana plants sitting on the hood of a police cruiser. According to the post, an off-duty Alachua County Sheriff Deputy found the plants on a trail near Norton Elementary School while walking his dogs.  The GPD said it was… Read More