January 27, 2020

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/26/2019

› Smokable medical marijuana goes on sale in Orlando
The Florida Department of Health has given the go-ahead to two companies — Trulieve and Curaleaf — to sell smokable medical marijuana after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill legalizing it last week. Previously, patients could use several forms of medical marijuana but not flower buds intended to be smoked.

› 5th earthquake strikes near Alabama-Florida state line
Another weak earthquake has struck near the Alabama-Florida state line. News outlets report it’s the fifth small quake in the area this month. There has been no damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 2.7 magnitude quake hit an early about 2 miles (3 kilometers) east of Century, Florida, on Sunday.

› What does the mogul who owns half of Flagler Street have up his sleeve?
Four years ago, Moishe Mana, the arts mogul and entrepreneur, began acquiring big chunks of downtown Miami’s Flagler Street, raising hopes that the city’s original but bedraggled main drag would finally mount a long-postponed comeback.

› A behind-the-scenes look at the opening of 4 Central Florida restaurants
Restaurants open every day in Central Florida, but rarely within the timeframe their owners — or expectant diners — think those ovens will fire up. From finding the perfect location to identifying a concept, local restaurant owners say there are a lot of unknown considerations and struggles that come with opening a new eatery.

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