New Gov. DeSantis may drop legal fights over medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE — The advent of a new administration with Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis could bring a sharp turnaround in how Florida officials approach the state’s medical marijuana industry, including challenges to the lawsuits swirling around it.

DeSantis, a Republican who will take office on Jan. 8, is unwilling to continue some of the court battles being waged by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott’s administration, according to Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez.

When asked where the DeSantis administration stands on the caps on medical marijuana licenses imposed by the Legislature and whether the new governor plans to continue the appeals launched by Scott, Nuñez more at