10/23/19: Recreational Pot Initiative; 'A Quiet Revolution'; Domestic Violence Awareness

Oct 23, 2019

We took a closer look at the fractured state of Florida’s cannabis activist community - and its attempts to get a recreational marijuana initiative on next year’s ballot - as well as several other cannabis-related issues, with Georgio Valentino, the Editor of Folio Weekly; Shelton Hull, who covers the subject for Folio Weekly; and Sally Peebles, a partner at Vicente Sederberg and member of the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.

Chris Hand outside of Studio 5.
Credit Heather Schatz/ WJCT

'A Quiet Revolution'

Author Chris Hand, who was also the former Chief of Staff for former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, joined us to discuss his latest update to A Quiet Revolution: The Consolidation of Jacksonville-Duval County and the Dynamics of Urban Political Reform.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and cases are on the rise in our region. Gail Patin, CEO of Hubbard House, and Betty Griffin Center CEO Joyce Mahr joined us to discuss the issue in more detail.

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