The state of Florida may soon allow patients access to cannabis flowers. In other words, medical cannabis patients in the Sunshine State could finally buy a sack of weed. Currently, the medical cannabis program in the state of Florida does not allow the sale of cannabis flowers. The only forms of medical cannabis accessible for patients are in oils, tinctures, and concentrates.
Medical cannabis patients and other supporters of favorable cannabis reform laws in the state of Florida have criticized the legislators’ implementation of a medical marijuana law without cannabis flowers. In fact, the legislature in Florida may find there are elected government officials in the state that might start taking matters into their own hands. This could prove to be the case with one Republican governor in Florida named Ron DeSantis.
The People Have Spoken
People in the state of Florida made a clear point when they voted in favor of medical cannabis. The state of Florida has a very dysfunctional medical cannabis program. Many people will tell you the program there is designed with a particular interest in mind. There is a licensing limit issue at hand along with the pure disregard for the will of the people. The Sunshine State saw a campaign that criticized the smoking ban in Florida with a slogan “No smoke is a joke.” That slogan was coined by attorney John Morgan who filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida over the smoking ban.
John Morgan won its lawsuit, and flower sales were permitted in the state of Florida by the ruling of a judge. Instantly as this occurred, Governor Rick Scott jumped in and fired back with an appeal for preventing the sale of flowers. The smoking ban against consuming dried cannabis flowers was ruled unconstitutional by a circuit court judge. So why did Governor at that time Rick Scott jump in and stop this process from happening?
This is a good question that many people believe he should be held accountable for. Luckily for the state of Florida, there are some good people on their side. The new legislative leaders and house speaker have all agreed to work with Governor Ron DeSantis in amending Florida’s current medical cannabis law.