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Trial Date Set for Florida Case on Smokable Medical Marijuana

March 6, 2018
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing on Florida banning smokable forms of medical marijuana will be heard by a circuit court judge in May.

Leon County Judge Karen Gievers will hold a non-jury trial on May 16 to determine if the ban violates the 2016 state constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana.

People United for Medical Marijuana, which is the committee formed by Orlando attorney John Morgan, filed the lawsuit last July against the state’s Department of Health.

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John Morgan Sues to Overturn Florida’s Smokeable-Cannabis Ban

Morgan spearheaded the constitutional amendment, which was approved by 71 percent of voters.

The state legislature banned smoking in last year’s bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott, saying it isn’t healthy. The law does allow for vaping, edibles, oils, sprays or tinctures.

There are eight cases against the state, ranging from smoking to how the state awards licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers.

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  • lovingc

    The Florida legislature has o be the worst in the country.The seam to think the people work for them rather than reality.These fools need to be voted out with extreme prejudice.

    • PedroB

      I am trying to find out how my representatives voted and then if they circumvented the will of the people then I have a few goals to meet: 1.) Donate to the opposition candidate if he/she fully supported Amendment 16, 2.) Write the incumbemts a letter informing them of my actions telling them to pound sand and then inform them of goal #3 which is: 3.) set a goal of influencing 500 people locally and 1500 people statewide with a social media campaign that undermines the incumbents attempts to get re-elected. Funny, this is not “typical” of me, but I am sick and tired of these jerks so openly and flagrantly ignoring us, acting like they are “our rulers” and we are their subjects. No more. I’ve had enough.