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First Coast Connect

08/20/15: Charlotte's Web; WJCT's 'Hometown'; Beaches Fine Arts Series Dancing With The Stars

Last year, Florida legalized Charlotte's Web, a low-THC oil made from cannabis for some medical uses. The state is still deciding which nurseries will be awarded a license to grow and distribute the drug. Two nurseries in Jacksonville have applied. 

Here in our area, the City Council is taking a slow and deliberate approach to regulating its growing, processing and dispensing in Jacksonville.

We discuss the issue with Jacksonville City Councilman Scott Wilson; Lisa King of the city’s Planning Commission; and Holly Mosely, mother of a child with epilepsy and an advocate for Charlotte’s Web’s medical use.

WJCT-TV's "Hometown" debuts a new look and a new host, Daniel N. Austin, this week.  Austin and producers Stephen Jones and Shannon LeDuke join us with more.

We look at this weekend's events, including the Beaches Fine Arts Series' Dancing with the Stars beneift. Contestants Sterling Joyce and Jasmine Montgomery join us.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.