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Florida Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Allow Smoking Of Medical Cannabis

SB 182 made it through with a 34-4 vote

The Florida Senate affirmed the right to smoke medical cannabis Thursday afternoon.

SB 182 made it through its last stop during the day’s session, with just eight days to spare before a deadline set by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The 40-member Senate vote was 34-4, with two legislators not voting. Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, was not present for the vote.

DeSantis in January tasked the Legislature with amending Florida law to allow smoking medical marijuana. If legislators don’t by the March 15 deadline he set, the governor said he would do so with litigation. The deadline is a top priority of Senate President Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican. That’s why it was voted out on only the third day of the 60-day session.

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