Takeaways from Tallahassee — No smoke no more
No smoke no more
Gov. Ron DeSantis is hinting he’ll make swift changes to ongoing medical marijuana litigation.
Reporters this week asked the Governor if he’d drop an appeal to a ruling that found unconstitutional the state’s ban on smoking marijuana for medicine.
“We’ll have an announcement on that probably within a week or two,” DeSantis said.
We asked Attorney General Ashley Moody about the case. Her office represents the Florida Department of Health, the state agency that reports to the Governor involved in the legal battle.
Moody has gone on record calling the Legislature’s ban on smokable marijuana “reasonable.”
Here’s how she’ll make litigation moves going forward: “I have always said that I will make decisions on whether or not to be involved in litigation after careful analysis of the law, after thorough study of whether our position is justifiable and that is how I will base my decisions going forward.”
In 2016, Florida approved a medical marijuana amendment with more than 70 percent voter support.
The lawsuit on smokable marijuana,