April 24, 2024

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/27/2023

› Decline in Florida Panther car deaths may show troubling population trend
The leading cause of Florida Panther death is car collisions. New data released shows a sharp decline in car collisions this year, and although that sounds like a good thing, researchers and advocates are concerned.

› Florida Activists Withdraw Medical Cannabis Home Grow Initiative
A drive to put an initiative that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow cannabis at home has ended after failing to collect enough signatures.

› Florida bill aims to close squatting loophole
Florida GOP State Rep. Kevin Steele has sponsored a bill to close a squatting loophole after homeowner was terrorized for 34 days and suffered $40,000 in property damages

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