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October 18th, 2018 by Mike Vasilinda

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Marijuana Appeal
Edius 1
Anchor lead
The state has  until 5pm Friday to appeal a circuit court ruling that could drastically change the state’s medical marijuana industry. The order was issued two weeks ago, but as Jake Stofan tells us  some say campaign politics may be why there has been a delay in filing the appeal.
Supers:
0:23-0:32 Jeff Sharkey
Medical Marijuana Business Association
0:45-0:53 Josephine Cannella-Krehl
MMJ Knowledge
0:53-1:02 Jake Stofan
1:10-1:21 Jeff Sharkey
Medical Marijuana Business Association
Runs: 1:32
Anchor Tag
As of mid-afternoon Thursday, no appeal had been filed, despite the Speaker of the House, incoming speaker and other to House members supporting an appeal.
Marijuana Appeal PACKAGE
In early October Circuit court judge Charles Dodson sided with Tampa-based Florigrown in a lawsuit challenging the law implementing medical marijuana in the state.
Jeff Sharkey with the Medical Marijuana Business Association says the ruling struck down major parts of the law, which limited the number of growers licenses that could be issued. The law also required growers to process and sell their product.
SOT Jeff Sharkey
Medical Marijuana Business Association
“This ruling basically said, you know, there is a possibility that the department should just move forward and accept registrations.”
Dodson gave the Department of Health until 5 pm Friday to register Florigrown as a medical marijuana treatment center and begin registering other treatment centers.
Activists say if upheld, it would be a win for patients.
SOT Josephine Cannella-Krehl
MMJ Knowledge
“The benefits to the patients would be easier access and hopefully high quality medication.”
Jake
“The Governor asked for legislative support to appeal the court order. It’s unlike in prior cases where the state was quick to appeal medical marijuana rulings.”
Fighting the expansion of medical marijuana, which was overwhelmingly supported by Florida voters might complicate the Governor’s Senate campaign.
SOT Jeff Sharkey
Medical Marijuana Business Association
“We have 71% of the people in the state who voted for this, you know there may be some concern about whether or not appealing this is saying, we don’t support medical cannabis.”
If the  ruling is ultimately upheld it could be bad news for growers who already have licenses. More growers means they’ll have less market share.
Capitol News Service
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Got a Job
Edius 1
Thousands of people are either unable to work or their their jobs disappeared with  Hurricane Michael.s winds.  But as Mike Vasilinda tells us the state has activated two programs to help get people back on their feet.
Supers: Chattahoochee, FL
0:10-0:25 Sot: Cissy Proctor
Deep of Economic Opportunity Ex Director
0:35-0:52 Sot: Aquilla Washington
Temporarily unemployed
0:59-1:02 Sot: Cissy Proctor
Deep of Economic Opportunity Ex Director
1:07-1:11 Sot: Aquilla Washington
Temporarily unemployed
1:12-1:17 Mike Vasilinda Standup
Runs 1:27
Anchor Tag: Just how many are out of work is an unknown, ,but unemployment figures for Michael won’t be known until just before Thanksgiving. The spike is expected to drop sharply in the following months.
Got a Job Package Script:
Chattahoochee Florida, forty miles west of the Capitol, is in shambles. The already distressed  Main Street now looks like a ghost town.
Sot: Cissy Proctor
Deep of Economic Opportunity Ex Director
“There are a lot of people all over the panhandle in so many counties and  communities  that not only don’t have a job but don’t have a place to go if there was electricity because so many buildings don’t have roofs and a lot of buildings don’t exist anymore, so they can’t open.”
It’s here, and dozens of other places the state has set up a mobile jobs center.
Aquilla Washington worked in a day care center until Michael hit.
Sot: Aquilla Washington
Temporarily unemployed.
“All the windows are out and a tree fell down in the middle of the day care center.”
Q:”So there’s no place for you to work?”
“No.”
“Q:What do you hope to get here?”
“Hopefully they can get me another job so I can get what my kids need because I lost all the clothes and everything.”
To help people like Aquilla, The state has activated two programs. The first is Disaster Unemployment assistance.
Sot: Cissy Proctor
Deep of Economic Opportunity Ex Director
“It’s not all your wages, but it can help you get through some tough times.”
The second will pay people like Aquila to help in the recover. Thats her first choice,
Sot: Aquilla Washington
“I can help clean up the debris. I can serve food. I can do all that.”
Mike Vasilinda Standup
“This center was supposed to close at noon. It will be open all day.”
The good news is that people can collect disaster unemployment assistance and get paid to help the recovery.
Capitol News Service Feed
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Marijuana Appeal
Edius 1
Anchor lead
The state has  until 5pm Friday to appeal a circuit court ruling that could drastically change the state’s medical marijuana industry. The order was issued two weeks ago, but as Jake Stofan tells us  some say campaign politics may be why there has been a delay in filing the appeal.
Supers:
0:00-0:17 Jake Stofan
0:33-0:45 Jeff Sharkey
Medical Marijuana Business Association
0:45-0:57 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
As of mid-afternoon Thursday, no appeal had been filed, despite the Speaker of the House, incoming speaker and other to House members supporting an appeal.
Marijuana Appeal LOOK LIVE
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“Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson struck down major parts of the law implementing medical marijuana earlier this month. If the state doesn’t appeal by Friday at 5 pm it could open up more licenses for growers, and make the already complex  system more complicated.”
Dodson gave the Department of Health until 5 pm Friday to register Florigrown as a medical marijuana treatment center and begin registering other treatment centers.
Fighting the expansion of medical marijuana, which was overwhelmingly supported by Florida voters might complicate the Governor’s Senate campaign.
SOT Jeff Sharkey
Medical Marijuana Business Association
“We have 71% of the people in the state who voted for this, you know there may be some concern about whether or not appealing this is saying, we don’t support medical cannabis.”
Look live out
“If the  ruling is ultimately upheld it could be bad news for growers who already have licenses. More growers means they’ll have less market share.”
Capitol News Service
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Got a Job Preliminary Script
Edius 1
Thousands of people in the panhandle are either unable to work or their their jobs disappeared with Hurricane Michael’s winds.  But as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the state has activated two programs to help get people back on their feet.
Supers:
0:00-0:18 Mike Vasilinda (Chattahoochee, FL)
0:19-0:35 Sot: Cissy Proctor
Deep of Economic Opportunity Ex Director
0:40-0:44 Sot: Aquilla Washington
Temporarily unemployed
0:45-0:55 Mike Vasilinda
Anchor tag: The state has two and a half million for the programs. Once it’s gone, more cash will come from the federal government.
Got a Job LOOK LIVE Script
MV:” Here on the grounds of Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, the state has set up a mobile job assistance center. Two programs are available. The first is Disaster Unemployment Assistance. That will pay unemployment benefits for people put out of work by the hurricane. The second program will pay people to go to work an help in disaster recovery.
Sot: Cissy Proctor
Deep of Economic Opportunity Exec. Director
“There are a lot of people all over the panhandle in so many counties and  communities  that not only don’t have a job but don’t have a place to go if there was electricity because so many buildings don’t have roofs and a lot of buildings don’t exist anymore, so they can’t open.”
Aquilla Washington worked in a day care center until Michael hit.
Sot: Aquilla Washington
Temporarily unemployed.
“I can help clean up the debris. I can serve food. I can do all that.”
MV:”This center had planned closing at noon and moving to another location, but the need was so great, they’re going to stay here all day.”

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