Florida Judge Pushes to Add Smokable Cannabis to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

As soon as that ruling came down lawyers for the state of Florida appealed the decision, placing an indefinite stay on the DOH changes.

In arguments for and against the indefinite smoking stay presented on Monday, a defense attorney for the state argued that the appeal would give the DOH sufficient time to facilitate the lawful growth and distribution of whole-plant, smokable weed.

“Nobody at this time can go to a medical marijuana treatment center and obtain smokable marijuana… There is no lawful medical marijuana that can be smoked,” said Karen Brodeen, senior assistant Attorney General who argued for the state.

At least one state-licensed pot seller has already said that she is indeed prepared to start offering dispensaries smokable indicas and sativas.”[We are] ready to provide Florida patients flower and the medical benefits of the entourage effect that full-flower cannabis provides,” Kim Rivers, CEO of medical marijuana dispensary Trulieve told

Now, thanks to Judge Grievers’ proactive appeal ruling, Rivers and the rest of Florida’s medical marijuana providers will be able to make shelf space for flower sooner rather than later.

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