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New approach to medical marijuana coming ‘very soon,’ DeSantis says

New approach to medical marijuana coming ‘very soon,’ DeSantis says

TALLAHASSEE — With one of his chief advisers tweeting the hashtag “NoSmokeIsAJoke,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will “very soon” announce changes in how the state is carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. Read the full story here.

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