Term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott is running a bid to unseat Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, and the race is one of the most closely watched and expensive races heading into the midterm elections. Though gun control and other issues have taken a prominent role in the political landscape, Senator Nelson and Attorney John Morgan are commenting on an issue that hold lighter weight – medical marijuana.
Senator Nelson believes that Florida doctors should have the right to prescribe medical marijuana to patients that may benefit from it. He explained that he doesn’t “want a government or a politician to get in the way of a doctor recommending what should be the treatment, the medical treatment, for that doctor’s patient. That’s just not right, and therefore, yes, I support, and have with my vote, medical marijuana recommended by a physician.”
Echoing Nelson’s views, Morgan is also urging Governor Scott to not pursue a ban on smokeable marijuana after a Leon County circuit court judge ruled last week that it was unconstitutional. He explained that “What everyone needs to understand is that Gov. Scott could remove that appeal today if he wants. Gov. Scott should say enough is enough: ‘I am going to allow the people’s will to be done.’”
However, though Morgan and Nelson have the same views on medical marijuana, Nelson does not side with him on fully legalizing marijuana.