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Presidential Politics And Cannabis; NAMI Jacksonville; Players Preview With Cole Pepper

A marijuana plant
Mohammad Faisal Pirzada

We’re just a little more than a week away from the Florida Presidential Primary, which takes place on March 17, with early voting already underway around the First Coast.

So, we took a closer look at where the candidates - and President Donald Trump - stand when it comes to cannabis. And, with the state’s regular legislative session scheduled to wrap up this Friday, we also thought we’d take a closer look at where all the cannabis-related legislation is expected to pan out.

Election 2020: Catch Up On The Latest National, State And Local Developments

Sally Peebles, a Partner with Vicente Sederberg and a Member of the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee; and Shelton Hull, who covers the topic for Folio Weekly, helped us explore all this - and more.

NAMI Jacksonville

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Jacksonville Florida - or NAMI - recently hired its first Executive Director, Suzanne Mailloux. She joined us to discuss the organization’s efforts to support and improve the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness.

The 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass, where The PLAYERS takes place
Credit Heather Schatz/ WJCT

Cole Pepper

Cole Pepper give us a preview of The Players Championship, which we’ll be broadcasting live from on Thursday, March 12.


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

Photo used under Creative Commons license.

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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?