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Smoke them if you got’em.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday applauded the Florida Legislature for lifting the ban on smokable medical marijuana, but not after he strong-armed reluctant Republican legislators back in January when he “threatening to drop the state’s appeal of a court decision that found the smoking ban ran afoul of a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.”

Newly-elected Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a huge proponent of legalizing marijuana for medical use, issued the follow statement after the Florida House voted 101-11 to pass the bill the senate had already passed last week.

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“Today’s action to finally allow smokable medical marijuana brings four words to the lips of people across our state: it’s about damn time. I’m thankful for the House and Senate’s work to fix this situation and look forward to the Governor signing this much-needed legislation into law. It’s long past due that the State of Florida honored the will of the people and allowed doctors to determine their patient’s course of treatment.”- Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried

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DeSantis specifically thanked Speaker Jose Oliva, Rep. Ray Rodrigues, and Senators Bill Galvano and Jeff Brandes, for their efforts to making it all happen.

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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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