Tampa Council Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Dispensaries 

Posted: 3:32 am Friday, August 25th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

 

Tampa City Council voted 6-1 to allow medical marijuana dispensaries and process facilities within city limits at yesterday’s meeting. Charlie Miranda was the only one to vote against the measure.

 

That water main break will continue to keep the westbound lanes of Fletcher Ave from 75 to Telecom Parkway closed for some time. When that main broke it actually formed a cavern under the street.

 

Hurricane Harvey is a category two hurricane as of Friday morning and is heading straight for landfall in Texas. Evacuations are underway along the coastline for what is expected to be the first major hurricane to hit Texas since 2008. That storm was Hurricane Ike. Check in with the Dove Hurricane Guide for more information.

 

There’s a bill under consideration in Tallahassee that would forbid anyone in the SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy soda. The Department of Children and Family Services needs federal approval first to stop SNAP users from using their assistance for soda. If the bill does pass it would go into effect July 1st, 2018.

 

Hotel guests will be allowed to drink alcohol on St Pete Beach. It was a unanimous vote by City Commissioners with a reminder if you’re not a hotel guest, you’re breaking the law if you drink on their beaches. The full story is in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times.

 

Like sonic booms? Head over to the Space Coast where NASA is doing some experiments that could produce over 30 sonic booms for the next two weeks starting Monday. Scientists are looking for ways to actually diminish the noise with their Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence, or SonicBAT.