Drug diversion programs work.
Florida is on track to have a historically low number of reported crimes -- the lowest in 47 years.
Have you ever heard of something called the Butterfly Effect? The idea is that small actions can have large and unpredictable consequences over a long period of a time. The concept is often illustrated by saying that the flap of a butterfly's wings at the right moment can ultimately lead to a hurricane in some far-off land in the future.
Could your spouse be suffering from a drug addiction without your knowledge?
The November 2018 election for governor in Florida is slated to be one of the state's most pivotal elections ever -- but there's another measure on the ballot that holds a special amount of anxiety for about 1.5 million residents of the state.
In the past, when a drug user shared his or her stash of narcotics with a friend, it wasn't considered a crime when the friend overdosed.
Ross Ulbricht is serving life in prison for being a drug kingpin. His case is somewhat unusual because he wasn't convicted for his own dealings, but for creating the infamous "Silk Road," the black-market website that others used for drug deals.
Under the laws in Florida, there are certain events that require the police to overlook drug possession -- even when the drug evidence is clearly available.
Many drug crimes have their roots in addiction -- which is something that Florida's courts have finally begun to recognize through a program known as "drug court." When completed successfully, drug court can help defendants avoid jail time and possibly even a felony record.
Imagine this: You ask your buddy for a ride to work and the police pull him over for speeding. The officer decides that your friend looks stoned, which eventually leads to a search of the vehicle.