The two chambers of the Florida legislature finally reached a deal on medical marijuana and passed a compromise bill Friday to implement the wildly successful MMJ ballot measure that 70% of voters approved last November.
The measure is now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.
Although the bill bans smoking cannabis – which all but assures at least one lawsuit will be filed by patient advocates – the measure will significantly expand the number of licensed businesses allowed to partake in the state’s full-fledged marijuana industry. Unlike the smokable ban, however,