One Major Sticking Point Was The Number Of Retail Outlets That Could Operate In Florida.

5/15/2017: Next For Corrine Brown; Medical Marijuana; Ann Sabbag; Cole Pepper   Monday on “First Coast Connect,” attorney John Phillips (1:03) talked about what’s next in the case of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5). We spoke with David Feuerstein (23:10) from the New York-based Feuerstein Kulick law firm on why medical marijuana legislation is so slow moving in Florida. Health Designs founder and CEO Ann Sabbag (40:50) talked about the future of workplace wellness, and WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper (44:45) discussed a historic PLAYERS Championship.  Former Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown is now a convicted felon. Last week, a jury returned guilty verdicts on 18 of 22 federal counts related to her role in raising money for a bogus charity and spending much of that money on herself and her friends and family. Her attorneys are saying they’ll appeal the conviction and request a new trial.    Florida lawmakers ended their legislative session last week without an agreement on how to implement a voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the state. One major sticking point was the number of retail outlets that could operate in Florida. The slow pace Medical marijuana of implementation has frustrated patients seeking wider access to cannabis. Local firm Health Designs is an industry leader in workplace wellness.  It’s been honored as one of the top 50 women-led companies in Florida that promote a culture of wellness.

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