Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was sworn in earlier this month, has criticized the Florida Legislature for not following the will of 70 percent of the state’s voters, who approved a constitutional amendment legalizing the use of medical cannabis. Above, Tommy Sewell (right), community outreach coordinator for Knox Medical, a medical-cannabis grower and dispensary in Winter Garden, talks with a veteran about the medication at a 2016 event. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

Gov. Ron DeSantis has accused the Florida Legislature of “failing to follow the will of Florida voters, who overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution in 2016 that legalized medical marijuana.

“’When over 70 percent of Florida voters vote in favor of medical use of marijuana for people with really serious, debilitating conditions, that is about as big a majority as you can get in this day and age,’ DeSantis said during a press conference in Winter Park.”

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