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  1. In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass.  [AP Photo | Steven Senne]
    "The department does not appear to have the authority to do anything.”
  2. Attorney General Ashley Moody. [BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times]
    It’s the third constitutional amendment Attorney General Ashley Moody has come out against this year.
  3. A man smokes marijuana recreationally in Toronto. [AP Photo | CP, Kevin Frayer]
    The political committee Make It Legal Florida, which registered with the state Aug. 1, raised $1.09 million in cash and received $104,500 in in-kind contributions.
  4. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. [CHRIS URSO  |   Times]
    At a news conference after a visit to a Florida Power & Light facility in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, the governor thanked those who pitched in to send aid to the islands.
  5. John Loudon speaks in Miami on July 17, 2019, to deliver the final signatures for Florida Citizen Voters, which announced it has collected 1.5 million signatures. With him is Gabriel Alfonzo, a naturalized citizen from Venezuela, and Jose Montas, a naturalized citizen from Dominican Republic. [JOHN LOUDON | Florida Citizen Voters]
    Two months after a crack down on constitutional amendments took effect, Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee has agreed to host a workshop Friday to work out the problems that have become a budget...
  6. Sen. Jason Pizzo (D-Miami Beach), Romania Dukes, Rep. Dan Daley (D-Coral Springs), Rep. Javier Fernandez (D-South Miami), Rep. Cindy Polo (D-Miami Lakes) and MJ Wright attend a press conference to address a failed effort for a special session on gun reform at Belafonte TACOLOCY community center in Liberty City on Tuesday. [SAMANTHA J. GROSS | Miami Herald]
    Instead of a special session, Democrats plan on filing bills in January’s regular session that would address universal background checks, safe gun storage and a ban on high-capacity magazines.
  7. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times Parkland High School students were some of the speakers at a rally outside the Capital attended by thousands Wednesday to demand that lawmakers enact gun control laws.
    “We are disappointed but not surprised by these results,” said Coral Gables Democrat Javier Fernández, who spearheaded the effort.
  8. A man smokes multiple joints in a Toronto park as they mark the first day of legalization of cannabis across Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. Could this happen in Florida one day? [Chris Young | The Canadian Press via AP]
    The political committee behind the effort, Make it Legal Florida, registered with the state earlier this month.
  9. Protesters ask for gun reform at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale during a 2018 rally. [AL DIAZ | Miami Herald]
    A group of lawmakers who sent letters reached the 20 percent threshold required to trigger a poll of the entire Legislature. If three-fifths of lawmakers agree, a special session will be held in...
  10. Officials in Highlands County, Florida, found these marijuana plants during a bust in 2006, a time when just 36 percent of Americans favored legalizing marijuana. That number has since risen to 64 percent and 51 percent of Republicans, according to the most recent Gallup poll. [Times files]
    According to a new study by Pew Charitable Trust, there’s too much uncertainty and too little data for states to rely on recreational marijuana “sin” taxes for permanent fixes to budget shortfalls.