Governor DeSantis wants to move forward with smokable medical marijuana

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Ron DeSantis is pushing to end a state ban on smokable medical marijuana.

Currently, 19 separate lawsuits challenge how the Florida Legislature implemented Amendment 2, which expanded access to medical marijuana. He got right to the heart of the issue, saying "Who am I to judge?" whether patients should smoke marijuana.

"They voted for medical marijuana". That bill banned the sale of the drug in smokable forms.

The governor also criticized Florida's vertical integration system.

In announcing a planned trip to Israel after the 2019 legislative session, DeSantis said the aim is to increase commercial ties, boost tourism to Central Florida and explore research that could include addressing the state's red tide outbreaks.

If they don't, he said he would drop an appeal filed under his predecessor, Rick Scott, that has kept the ban in place. The state Legislature then appealed that decision.

Matthew C. Levin, president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, said, "We were delighted to open the Federation campus to our new Gov. DeSantis and Lt. Gov. Nunez".

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"This thing passed over two years ago", he said. "I don't want to continue fighting some of these old battles".

Jeff Sharkey with the Medical Marijuana Business Association says that makes it almost impossible for smaller operations to acquire licenses.

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"We need to have the peoples' will represented in good law that is doing what they intended". "So I'd like them to address that as well".

"They created a cartel, essentially", he said. "Including ensuring patients have options and our kids remain protected". "I don't think this law is up to snuff", Mr. DeSantis said at a press conference.

"Since this governor was elected I have been incredibly encouraged", Morgan said, adding: "He's read the constitutional amendment". It was approved by more than 71 percent of voters.

One of the plaintiffs in Morgan's case is Manatee County resident Cathy Jordan, who has smoked marijuana for decades to ease the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Smoking the cannabis flower was deliberately excluded, as lawmakers felt it would pave a road to allowing recreational use.