Episode 425

No pot

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June 18th, 2021

15 mins 26 secs

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The conservative majority on the state Supreme Court rejected a constitutional amendment that would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Florida. It's the second pro-pot amendment rejected by the high court in the past two months.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Florida's former chief science officer says the more than 200 million gallons of wastewater from Piney Point that ended up in Tampa Bay is NOT the cause of a red tide outbreak along the beaches of Pinellas County.

— It may not have been the cause, but Dr. Tom Frazer says the Piney Point discharge made the red tide worse.

— Once again, Ron DeSantis refuses to say whether he believes last year's election was rigged against Donald Trump. DeSantis answered, but it had nothing to do with the question.

— The woman who wants to replace DeSantis next year — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried — is holding a news conference to talk about an investigation of a Texas charity involved in conspiracy theories related to the 2020 presidential election.

— Another Democratic rival, Congressman Charlie Crist, is also holding a news conference where he will ask DeSantis to investigate Florida's ties to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

— One more week before the end of federal unemployment benefits that have helped Floridians during the COVID-19 crisis. The state is dropping out more than two months early because business leaders claim people won't work while those $300 per week federal benefits are available.

— And finally, there’s a Florida Man who stole from sick kids and a Florida couple busted after playing around at a playground.