New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Moves To Legalize Smokable Medical Marijuana


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that he intends to end the state’s prohibition on smokeable medical marijuana, FOX 35 Orlando reports.

“I’m announcing today is the lawsuit that’s challenging the smoking ban, we’re going to be filing a stay of decision on that till mid-March,” he declared.

DeSantis noted that this step was necessary in order to implement the will of the 71% of Florida voters who backed legalization of medical marijuana in the 2016 ballot initiative on the matter, and that patients using medical marijuana should be free to choose the form of the drug which they consume.

“This thing should have been implemented, we should have moved on, and I don’t want to continue fighting some of these old battles,” he said. “I think we’re going to see something by mid-March so either the legislature will reform the new law, [have] written a new law a law that’s consistent with the amendment calls for, or we’re [going to] dismiss the lawsuit.”

DeSantis’s decision represents a stark contrast with that of his predecessor as Governor, now-Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), a strong advocate of prohibiting medical marijuana. However, DeSantis’s stance received support from legalization advocates within the Republican Party.

“I was the principal architect of our state’s medical marijuana laws and I am here to confess that those laws need to change,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).

Gaetz is a member of the libertarian-leaning Freedom Caucus, which DeSantis co-founded while he served in Congress. As Governor, DeSantis appears to be continuing his libertarian streak at the state level.

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  1. Americans scream that the successful must be executed, but where would humanity be now without Socrates, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Michelangelo, Columbus, Darwin, Ben Franklin, Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs?

    One problem today is that everyone thinks that they are exempt from tyranny and freedom doesn’t benefit them. Nazis think that only Communists will be arrested and Communists believe only Fascists go to jail.

    Do you honestly believe that white people are never arrested?

    The elites think that they are above the law, but billionaires get arrested, too. The NSA doesn’t wiretap the ruling class?

    One problem with the police state is that tyranny continues until there is only a dictator and even he is at risk of being toppled.

    Letting 100 criminals go free is better that killing one innocent man.

    Live and let live.

    The US is rapidly heading to a very dark place.

    The elites obviously wants the 99% dead. The ruling powers promote wars, debt, tyranny, abortion, immorality, regulations, trade wars, welfare, suicide, offshoring, illegal immigration, and want Americans to be herded into the cities so the elites can then cut off the food supply.

    Not only do the ruling powers clearly want the 99% dead, Americans only care about drugs, alcohol, bread and circuses, sex, music, movies, sports, and celebrities instead of resisting or protesting.

    When your country is about to self-destruct, the most logical response for any thinking person is to leave. Americans urgently need to go into exile now before the US is locked down. Americans should lay low, drop out, look for a way to get a fake ID, and don’t carry a mobile phone around.

    Manning, Assange, and Snowden stood up and look what happened to them.

    Do you really think that the US Ponzi economy won’t collapse in the next 50 years?

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