Florida Sees Major Increase in Doctors Registered to Recommend Medical Marijuana – News

Last year, Florida voters decided to expand the state’s highly restrictive medical marijuana program, but lawmakers have struggled to adhere to the wishes of their frustrated constituents. Governor Rick Scott and Republican policymakers have tried to maintain the severely limited nature of the previous system, even placing a ban on smoking legally acquired green.

Despite these various bureaucratic quandaries, Florida’s medical cannabis system has seen a vast increase in doctors registered to recommend pot to patients. Currently, there are more than 1,220 physicians signed up to partake in the program, a massive increase from the 290 doctors that were authorized prior to the voter-approved expansion.

A large number of the doctors who are currently allowed to suggest medical marijuana use are located in the South Florida, including 208 in Miami-Dade County, 118 in Broward County, and 116 in Palm Beach County. However, most individuals throughout the peninsula state now have access to at least one medical professional that can sign off on legal cannabis treatment. According to data collected by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, 47 out of the state’s 67 counties…

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