Friday's Daily Pulse – Florida Trend

Waiving bar exams a no go, says Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday refused a request to waive a requirement that law school graduates pass the state bar exam to practice law, saying that such a move could result in harm to the public. Dozens of lawyers last month filed a petition with the court seeking to lift the exam requirement for law school graduates who had signed up for a test that was supposed to be conducted in person in July. A state board switched to an online test amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that test also had to be postponed because of technical problems. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]

Travel experts: Expect at least one million more people in Florida for Labor Day Weekend

If you plan on traveling for Labor Day weekend you’re not alone. While travel experts at AAA aren’t making any predictions, data collected by the travel itinerary app TripIt show millions of people plan to travel to COVID-19 hot spots with Florida ranking number one. It reports while flight bookings are down 66 percent compared to last year, hot spots include Florida, Arizona, Nevada Mexico and the Caribbean. [Source: WTSP]

Edible medical pot candies hitting Florida shelves

Just one week after health officials signed off on guidelines for edible pot products, Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator on Wednesday began selling THC-infused candies in Tallahassee. The edible products are appearing on shelves nearly four years after Floridians approved a 2016 constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana for a broad swath of patients and nearly three years after state legislators passed a law carrying out the amendment. [Source: News Service of Florida]

Will the CDC’s national eviction moratorium apply to Floridians? Housing experts aren’t sure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national eviction

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