After Strong 2018 For Medical Pot, Florida Activists Hungry For More

174,000 prescriptions were filled from January through September

2018 turned out to be a pretty good year to be in the legal marijuana business, but that’s not stopping some Sunshine State activists from entertaining high hopes for the future.

Legal marijuana was a $10.4 billion industry in the U.S. in 2018, with a quarter-million jobs devoted just to the handling of marijuana plants, said Beau Whitney, vice president and senior economist at New Frontier Data, a leading cannabis market research and data analysis firm.

In Florida, where medical marijuana was made legal in 2017, more than 174,000 prescriptions were filled from January through September, according to a new report from the Physician Certification Pattern Review Panel.

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