Florida Judge Rules State Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana is Unconstitutional

The Florida health department said that it has appealed the ruling, resulting in an automatic stay.

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May 29, 2018

A Florida judge on Friday ruled that the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional.

Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers wrote in her ruling that residents “have the right to use the form of medical marijuana for treatment of their debilitating medical conditions as recommended by their certified physicians.”

The Florida health department said that it has appealed the ruling, resulting in an automatic stay, according to The Associated Press.

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