Only eight days before Governor Ron DeSantis’ deadline, the Florida Senate affirmed the right to smoke medical marijuana on Thursday.
The bill, named SB 182, was at its last stop during the day and in a 40-member Senate vote received an overwhelming 34-4 vote. Two legislators were not present for the vote.
DeSantis had asked the Legislature back in January to amend the Florida law to allow smoking medical marijuana.
The Governor said that if by March 15th, legislators didn’t do this, he would do it himself with litigation.
It was in 2016 that roughly 71 percent of voting Floridians approved a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana but a bill in 2017 that was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott had banned smoking it.