Florida: Smoke ‘Em (At Your Own Risk) If You Got ‘Em
How do you get around Florida’s silly ban on smoked marijuana? It appears putting a “WARNING: NOT FOR SMOKING” label on cannabis flower works just fine.
Florida is such a weird place – the legal marijuana there is not for smoking.
Yes, Florida lawmakers, with a straight face, have prohibited the state’s medical cannabis patients from smoking the medicine they currently receive from one of the state’s seven licensed marijuana producers.
So it was only a matter of time before one of them had a stroke of genius and began offering their patients marijuana in pure, unadulterated (and smokeable) whole flower form — but not for smoking… officially.
But if you were to smoke some…
Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana last in November. Their reward for also helping Donald Trump to the White House has been the political limbo in which the state’s potential $1 billion cannabis industry has since been lost.
State lawmakers had a limited time window to craft rules for how cannabis would be grown and sold; a last-minute squabble over how many retail licenses would be issued (and ergo, how much competition there would be) was too much drama for lawmakers, who adjourned their legislative session with the cannabis question unanswered.
In the meantime, sick people in Florida can access legal weed via one of the seven existing companies approved in 2014 and last year to cultivate and distribute low-and-no-THC weed: varieties with THC, more producers and much wider access were supposed to be part of the new rules.
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