ACLU study: SW Florida officials can't explain higher rate of marijuana arrests for blacks
An ACLU analysis found that black people in Southwest Florida are arrested at a higher rate for marijuana possession than their white counterparts. Blacks accounted for 7% of Collier County's population in 2011, but 16% of the county's marijuana possession arrests. [Photo by Ted S. Warren] Read More...
Smoke Shop Owners' Lobbying Takes Teeth Out Of 'Bong Ban' (w/ AUDIO)
One new Florida law that took effect this week outlaws the sale of several kinds of smoking devices, "The law stands that you have to 'knowingly and willfully' sell the pipes for drug use for it to be considered paraphernalia, so it is business as usual. We don't sell our pipes for anything illegal. There is no ban on pipes," Florida Smoke Shop Association founder Jay Work said. [Photo by Jessica Palombo] Read More...
3,500 Cops Who Want All Drugs To
Why would 3,500 police officers organize themselves to end the war on drugs? Read an interview with Police Captain Peter Christ (retired) co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. [Photo by Roc Morin] Read More...
Book a speaker
Bring a FL CAN Ambassador to speak at your event on the latest developments in Florida and how it relates to the various topics by clicking here.
As evident with this newsletter, the conversation around cannabis continues and with your support the conversation is being brought to Tallahassee. Learn more on how to support FLCAN.
We invite you to contact us with your story, request for an interview or reaching out letting us know that you'd like to help. Please visit our Contact Us page.
Thank you fellow Floridians for your tremendous support by forwarding action into your homes, communities and, especially, to those in Tallahassee.
Do you like what we're doing in Tallahassee and around the state? Support this donation-driven organization. Support.