FLORIDA — Medical marijuana could soon be more accessible to Floridians.
- Amendment 2 legalized medical marijuana
- There have been legal battles on how it should grow, be used
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It has been more than two years since voters approved Amendment 2, which legalized medical marijuana, but there have many restrictions on how the law has been implemented.
However, new Gov. Ron DeSantis could change that very soon.
DeSantis is telling reporters he will have an announcement regarding medical marijuana very soon.
Medical marijuana was approved by more than 70 percent of voters, so this was something that was seen as a sweeping victory back in 2016.
However, since then, there have been on-going battles in court about who can grow it and whether it can be smoked.
And some felt that state legislators were not listening to voters, like well-known attorney John Morgan. On Twitter, he is now saying DeSantis is giving renewed hope.
On Monday, the governor hinted to a big announcement that could make those voters very happy.
"I think a lot of voters were frustrated; they don't think that it has been, they think there's been a lot of foot dragging. My job is, when the people speak, you have to listen," he said.
DeSantis went on to say he plans to make his announcement very soon.
As it stands, smokable medical marijuana is still banned across the state. That is the focus of one of several lawsuits.
But the new governor has hinted that he will no longer fight those lawsuits.
In several cases, the courts have ruled that lawmakers have overstepped their authority by limiting the intent of the constitutional amendment.
Lawmakers have been slow to move on the amendment, citing concerns around proper legislation surrounding the use of the drug.