Governor-elect DeSantis wants to see change in medical marijuana

Posted: 5:12 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 18:46:50Z
Governor-elect DeSantis wants see change in medical marijuana
Governor-elect DeSantis wants see change in medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Governor-elect Ron DeSantis's administration could change how Florida officials approach the highly regulated medical marijuana industry. 

DeSantis is unwilling to continue some of the court battles now being waged by outgoing Governor Rick Scott's administration, according to Lieutenant Governor-elect Jeanette Nuñez.

When asked where the DeSantis administration stands on the caps on medical marijuana licenses imposed by the state Legislature and whether the new governor plans to continue the appeals launched by Scott, Nuñez said the incoming governor wants change. 

"He is not interested in continuing that fight. I think he has a different perspective than Governor Scott," said Nunez. "I think he wants the will of the voters to be implemented."  

There are several marijuana-related legal challenges Scott's administration is appealing. The most high-profile lawsuit is a challenge to the state's ban on smoking medical marijuana.