TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to implement the medical marijuana amendment voters approved last year.

Amendment 2, approved by 71 percent of the voters in November, took effect on Jan. 3 and required that laws had to be in place by July 3 for how patients can qualify and receive the drug.

Scott has noted that the constitutional amendment "was passed overwhelmingly" and said the law "make sense for our state."

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Associated Press via FloridaToday.com