Last Call — Primetime reading on what’s going on in Florida politics.
Goodwill is jumping into Hurricane Ian relief efforts.
Currently, sales of donated items benefit those affected by the hurricane. In addition, affected individuals will be able to select the items they need from his Goodwill store in Southwest Florida.
According to the Florida Goodwill Association, “You can directly help our southwestern Florida counterparts by making a donation today at any Florida Goodwill store in the state.
There’s a lot going on in the national news ecosystem this afternoon.Perhaps the biggest one is the president Joe Biden’s His decision to pardon the thousands of people convicted of federal marijuana possession charges and his call to explore cannabis reclassification.
This enforcement action will benefit 6,500 people with criminal records.
In Florida, prominent Democrats have applauded the decision.Among them, the main Charlie Christ.
“President Biden’s amnesty for federal marijuana convictions is monumental to our criminal justice system as it works to make our country fairer and more equitable for all,” Christo said in a statement. “As governor, I will push for the full legalization of marijuana and the expungement of all existing charges and convictions for nonviolent crimes. came, many of them our black and brown neighbors.
Biden also called on state governors to pardon simple state marijuana possession offenses. Most possession convictions occur at the state level.
“Just as you shouldn’t be put in federal prison just for possessing marijuana, you shouldn’t be put in a local or state prison just for that,” Biden tweeted.
Changes to state marijuana laws would have to pass through Congress, but Florida’s best chance to change state marijuana laws could be through Christo.Government Ron DeSantis While not necessarily against the decriminalization of marijuana, earlier this year he noted his dislike of the “putrid” stench in freezers.
–“Joe Biden grants amnesty to thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession under federal lawby Michael D. Shea of The New York Times
–“‘This is huge’: Florida Democrats praise Biden’s marijuana moveFrom AG Gancarski of Florida Politics
–“Gov. Ron DeSantis rejected $175 million in projects in latest brush with legislatorsvia Lawrence Mower and Tracy McManus of the Tampa Bay Times
–“Despite OPEC woes, DeSantis remains optimistic on gas prices, Biden’s Venezuela pivotFrom AG Gancarski of Florida Politics
–“Federal Agents Consider Taxable Taxes, Gun-Buying Lawsuit Against Hunter BidenFrom Devlin Barrett and Perry Stein of The Washington Post
–“Liberals now rule Twitter. need to change that.via Rich Lowry of POLITICO Magazine
–“Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Candidate for University of Florida Presidentvia Divya Kumar, Tampa Bay Times
–“Statewide to your zip code: Latest data shows which political parties are leading the midtermsVia Ana Claudia Chachin of the Miami Herald
–“Planned Parenthood PAC spends six figures in digital attack on DeSantisFrom AG Gancarski of Florida Politics
–“The testimony ends at the Stoneman Douglas shooting trial.Closed on TuesdaysVia Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, South Florida
–“SpaceX aims for Space Coast’s third launch in three days todayFrom Richard Tribou of Orlando Sentinel
–“Fat Bear Week is bigger than a bearvia Sarah Spellings of Vogue
quote of the day
“Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has taken too many lives because it is legal in many states. Before we tackle species inequality, we start righting these wrongs today.”
– president Joe Biden For plans to address federal and state marijuana policies.
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