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Florida Lawmakers to discuss smoking medical marijuana ban

Smoking medical marijuana could soon be legal
Posted at 10:00 AM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 10:00:22-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A hot topic to be discussed this legislative session is reversing the ban on smoking medical marijuana.

And if it passes, it could be good news for the industry.

“It could be life changing for people,” said Dr. Robert Brueck, Liberate Medical Marijuana Physician Centers.

Dr. Robert Brueck says there would be many benefits to smoking medical marijuana.

“The one big advantage of smoking it , is it’s almost instantaneous,” said Brueck.

In 2016 71 percent of Floridians voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in the state.

Right now, medical pot is used in vape pens, pills, oils, and lotions.

Governor Ron Desantis recently vocalized how he wants the ban repealed.

“Whether they have to smoke it or not who am I to judge that I want people to be able to have their suffering relieved,” said Governor Ron Desantis.

Two bills have been filed in the Senate in hopes to pass Smoking Medical Marijuana for medical use.

As of right now there is no support in the house, which could be problematic during session.

Governor Desantis gave Legislators a March 15th deadline.