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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

4/17/19: Medical Marijuana; 'Cindergirl;' Congaree and Penn

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We took a closer look at the rapidly expanding medical marijuana market here in Florida with Columnist Shelton Hull, who covers cannabis for Folio Weekly; and Jacksonville attorney Sally Kent Peebles, a Partner with Vicente Sederberg.

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Christina Meredith outside Studio 5


UNF student Christina Meredith went from a childhood of abuse and dysfunction to becoming Miss California. She then turned to writing and activism for kids in the foster care system. Now her memoir, Cindergirl, is now being turned into a major motion picture. She joined us with more.

Congaree and Penn

Spring has finally sprung, which means Congaree and Penn has lots going on heading into this holiday weekend. Founder and Farmer Scott Meyer joined us with a preview.

The First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross team recently visited the farm to learn more about – and harvest – some mayhaws. Here's their video adventure:

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Heather Schatz can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.