Despite a bumpy rollout that has drawn lawsuits and criticism from legislators, a new report shows the number of Floridians using medical marijuana continues to grow.

In the first nine months of 2018, more than 136,000 patients across the state received certifications from 1,070 physicians to receive medical marijuana.

In all, those patients received 174,254 certifications — some could have received multiple certifications — for a host of medical conditions that qualify them to use marijuana.

That included 41,143 certifications, or nearly 24 percent of the overall total, for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Christine Sexton  ~ News Service of Florida via PNJ.com

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