Medical Marijuana Smoking Rules to Change
Jan. 14, 2019
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Will Announce Medical Marijuana Changes – Medical Marijuana Smoking Rules to Change
Governor Ron DeSantis said last Monday (Jan. 14, 2019), he will very soon announce changes in how the state is carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. The Governor went on to say that many voters believe the state has been “foot dragging” in implementing the amendment.
In 2017, the state of Florida, led by Governor Rick Scott, implemented a smoking ban that was aimed at carrying out the constitutional amendment. Additionally, the law restricted the number of medical marijuana licenses and number of dispensaries in the state. The new governor and his staff have indicated DeSantis intends to abandon an appeal of a court decision that stated a ban on smoking medical marijuana violates the constitutional amendment.
DeSantis has said he wants to make sure the amendment is carried out “in a way for the folks that voted for it that they can feel that that’s what they voted for.” The Governor went on to say, “”And I think a lot of ‘em don’t feel that way right now. So we’ll see some changes.”
TALLAHASSEE — With one of his chief advisers tweeting the hashtag “NoSmokeIsAJoke,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will “very soon” announce changes in how the state is carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
DeSantis, a Republican, said many voters believe the state has been “foot dragging” in implementing the amendment, largely bankrolled by Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan and approved by more than 71 percent of voters in 2016.
The new governor and his lieutenants have indicated DeSantis intends to abandon an appeal of a court decision that said a ban on smoking medical marijuana violates the constitutional amendment. Former Gov. Rick Scott’s administration appealed the decision to the 1st District Court of Appeal, which heard arguments in the case Tuesday, the same day DeSantis was sworn into office.
UPDATE – JANUARY 2020
Smoking Medical Marijuana is NOW LEGAL in Florida!
CHECK OUT THIS HELPFUL VIDEO about smoking medical marijuana.
This change signifies enormous progress. As more and more lawmakers are opening up to the real-life reported benefits of medical marijuana, we can expect a continual change in the right direction for patients who depend on their medication for a better quality of life. If you are interested in medical marijuana for yourself, SIGN UP FOR A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT NOW. We make it super easy and super affordable!