Ron Desantis (R)


Took Office 2019
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: C-

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Desantis signed legislation, Senate Bill 182, repealing a legislative ban on the possession and use of herbal cannabis formulations by qualified patients. He had strongly encouraged lawmakers to repeal the herbal cannabis ban, which had been supported by his predecessor, Gov. Rick Scott. The Desantis’ administration also moved forward with legal and regulatory changes to facilitate the establishment of additional licensed dispensaries in the state. (Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



The Governor remains opposed to broader marijuana law reforms, stating that adult-use legalization will not become law in Florida "while I’m governor." (Link)

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