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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Orlando Rep. Smith rocks extremely chill socks at medical marijuana vote

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Yesterday, the Florida House passed HB1397, a bill that essentially bans the act of smoking medical marijuana, and highlights the fact that Florida Republicans can't stop ignoring the will of their constituents.

But even though this Republican-crafted law was passed with a 105-9 margin, at least Orlando Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith wore these extremely chill weed socks.

"In honor of the 71% of FL voters who approved medical cannabis, I wore my special socks!" tweeted Smith, a very chill Democrat.

It should be noted that Smith did at least put up a decent argument on the House floor. "Would we rather have them use dangerous prescription drugs ... or would we prefer that they smoke a bowl and go to sleep and actually wake up the next morning?" Smith asked. "Who are we to tell legitimate patients that they can't smoke their cannabis? That is not our business, members. It's not our business to infringe upon their personal freedoms; it's not our business to infringe on the sacred patient-doctor relationship."

The bill now heads to the Florida Senate for revisions, where hopefully it's sent back to the House. The state's legislative session ends in three days.

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