Florida Seeks to Uphold Ban on Smoking Medical Marijuana

Florida Seeks to Uphold Ban on Smoking Medical Marijuana

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has filed a 57-page brief arguing that an appeals court should uphold a decision by the Legislature to ban smoking medical marijuana.

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August 8, 2018
CBS Miami
Legislation and regulation Medical News State by State: Florida

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – Pointing in part to smoking-related health effects, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office on Friday filed a 57-page brief arguing that an appeals court should uphold a decision by the Legislature to ban smoking medical marijuana.

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The brief, filed at the 1st District Court of Appeal, came as the state challenges a May ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers, who said the smoking ban violates a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

The Legislature in 2017 passed a law to carry out the constitutional amendment and included the smoking ban.

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