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Senate passes smokable marijuana bill

Mar 10, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

The Florida Senate affirmed the right to smoke medical pot Thursday afternoon.

Senate Bill 182 made it through its last stop during the day's session, with just eight days to spare before a deadline set by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The 40-member Senate vote was 34-4, with two members not voting. Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, was not present for the vote.

DeSantis in January tasked the Legislature with amending Florida law to allow smoking medical marijuana. If legislators don'...