Florida: MMJ Bill To Receive Vote By Full Legislature Today

On Thursday, Florida lawmakers passed a smokeless medical marijuana bill in both the House and Senate – setting the stage for a Friday vote on the state’s contentious MMJ legislation.

If passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Scott, the bill would initially allow a total of 17 cultivation licenses throughout the state. Approved to operate up to 25 dispensaries each, the total number of cultivation licenses would be increased based on future population growth, according to the Sun Sentinel.

“For every 100,000 patients added to the state registry, there would be four more licenses issued, and all growers could add five more dispensaries. Those caps on dispensaries would sunset in 2020.”

Hardly perfect legislation in the minds of many, Orlando attorney John Morgan remarked on Twitter that “done is better than perfect.” And that he intends on “suing the state to allow smoke.”

Morgan spoke for the majority when he told WPBF 25 News, “You can’t just stiff arm the…

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