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Florida bill repealing ban on smokable medical marijuana headed to governor’s desk

The Florida legislature passed a bill that will repeal the state’s ban on medical marijuana in smokable form.

The bill now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to sign, just two days before the deadline he imposed is set to pass, according to the Miami Herald.

{mosads}The Florida House overwhelmingly agreed to allow residents in the state who have been approved for medical marijuana now be able to smoke it, with a vote of 101 in favor of the measure and only 11 against.

Last week, the state Senate voted 34-4 to remove the ban.

Earlier this year, DeSantis gave the state legislature the job of amending the current law, which bans the smoking of medical marijuana, with Friday as the imposed deadline to pass legislature before the governor opted go about the change through litigation.

DeSantis’s decision came after a Florida judge ruled that the ban on smoking medical marijuana was unconstitutional.

Florida has allowed medical marijuana in the form of edibles, oil, vaporizing and other methods since 71 percent of voters in the state approved a constitutional amendment.

The amendment, signed into law in 2017, did not allow for the smoking of medical marijuana.

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