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Ban on smokable medical pot goes up in smoke
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Ban on smokable medical pot goes up in smoke


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.


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and 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 Email him at [email protected]

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