TALLAHASEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – Patients could be able to legally smoke medical marijuana by the end of the week.
Bill sponsors and advocates say the legislation will bring the state’s medical marijuana program closer in line with what voters approved in 2016.
The legislation has cleared the Senate and will be taken up by the House Wednesday. Senate Sponsor Jeff Brandes says it will undo the prohibition which has been declared unconstitutional by the courts.
“That’s what our goal here was, was to make sure that we’re focused on accomplishing what the courts have directed and what the voters voted on overwhelmingly,” said Brandes.
Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Legislature to make the change soon after taking office, threatening to drop the state’s appeal of John Morgan’s ‘No Smoke is a Joke’ case if a bill wasn’t on his desk by March 15.
“For me, I just think we have to apply with the constitution. I’m not going to fight these lawsuits when we’re on the losing side of them,” said DeSantis. [Read More @ WJHG]