• With new Governor, new changes expected regarding Florida's medical marijuana law

    By: Kevin Clark , Action News Jax

    Updated:

    1/17/19 UPDATE: 

    Gov. DeSantis announced Thursday that he wants to dismiss the smokeable medical marijuana lawsuit. 

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    ORIGINAL STORY: 

    Florida’s Governor will soon announce changes in the way the state is carrying out its medical marijuana law.

    Governor Ron DeSantis will likely drop the appeal of a court decision that said a ban on smoking medical marijuana violated the amendment passed by voters.

    Former Governor, now U.S. Senator Rick Scott was the one who appealed the court decision on smoking before he left office.

    But DeSantis this week said he felt the state had been dragging its feet in implementing the law.

    71 percent of voters statewide approved the constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana in 2016.

    “I think ingesting it different ways for different patients is a great idea,” said Will Echevarria, a local patient.

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