House Speaker Jose Oliva


Just two days before a deadline set by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida House on Wednesday voted 101-11 to pass a bill that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana.

Senate Bill 182 is the first measure heading to the Governor’s desk in the 60-day legislative session, and he is expected to sign it into law. The Senate last week went along with DeSantis' demand to eliminate a ban on smokable marijuana.