In May, a circuit court judge in Florida ruled that the state’s legislature ban on smoked medical marijuana is unconstitutional, stating that it conflicts with the intent of the constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana that was passed by voters in 2016. Lawmakers, who were tasked with coming up with a compromise, adopted SB 182, which allows doctors to recommend smokable medical cannabis. More specifically, patients are allowed to receive 2.5 ounces of whole flower cannabis every 35 days and patients younger than 18 can smoke medical marijuana if they have a terminal condition and receive a second opinion from a pediatrician. The state Department of Health still must release guidelines for doctors and approve licensed dispensaries to sell the products.

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