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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Orange County votes unanimously to allow medical marijuana dispensaries


In a surprisingly strong move, Orange County commissioners unanimously voted this week to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Rules from the Florida Legislature dictate municipal governments only have two options regarding dispensaries – they can either ban them outright or regulate them like any other pharmacy. Mayor Teresa Jacobs called that choice a “poison pill” at a Tuesday public hearing on two ordinances to ban or allow cannabis treatment centers. Jacobs and other commissioners say they were trying to uphold the will of 71 percent of Floridians who voted to expand medical marijuana via a constitutional amendment in 2016. Orange County’s decision breaks the pattern of local cities, including Apopka, Winter Garden and Winter Park, …
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Florida’s opioid crisis is about to get deadlier. Orange County officials plan to fight back


In 2012, Stephanie Muzzy was driving around Orlando looking for the worst neighborhood she could find in search of prescription pills. She didn’t find pills, but the batch of heroin she tried from Lake Downey trailer park plummeted her into the depths of addiction and landed her in the Orange County jail. As the months turned into years, Muzzy was in and out of rehabs in Florida and Nevada, gaining and losing jobs, apartments, cars, cats and boyfriends along the way. Overdose after overdose, Muzzy was able to recover and is currently now on her way to getting better – but the same can’t be said for more than 2,664 Floridians who overdosed on opioids and never woke up during …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Max Gracia died in Orange County jail after being bitten by a police dog. His family wants answers.


The last time Willine Gracia saw her son alive was at the beginning of August 2015. The mother says she took 22-year-old Max Gracia to the courthouse to get his passport because he was soon leaving for airline training. Days later, on Aug. 6, Max Gracia would be arrested by Orlando Police officers who accused him of robbing a convenience store with a gun. Gracia tried to escape by hiding in Lake Mann, but officers sent in a K9 after him. The police dog bit him multiple times before he was captured and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment and then the Orange County Jail. Four days after his arrest, detectives told Willine her son was dead, killed …
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Orange County Gets Grant For Pulse Response


Orange County approved Tuesday a more than one million dollar federal grant to offset some costs from the Pulse tragedy. This is part of a larger eight million dollar Anti-terrorism and Emergency Assistance grant. Some of the money reimburses the county for setting up the Orlando United Assistance Center after last year’s shooting.
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State Attorney Aramis Ayala. Photo: Renata Sago WMFE.
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Intersection: State Attorney Aramis Ayala Faces Budget Cuts


More than $1 Million was cut from the Orange and Osceola County State Attorney’s office budget after prosecutor Aramis Ayala announced she would not seek the death penalty. 90.7’s Renata Sago joins Intersection to talk about what the budget cuts mean to the state attorney’s office, along with Republican state representative Scott Plakon.
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Orange County Votes For Earlier Alcohol Sales


Get ready for more Bloody Mary’s and mimosas! The Orange County Commission has voted to allow earlier alcohol sales in restaurants. The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association has been pushing for this in unincorporated parts of the county.
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