Florida's Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Challenged in Court

Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers heard arguments Thursday on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on smoking.


A judge is deciding whether Floridians should be allowed to consume medical marijuana by smoking it.

Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers heard arguments Thursday on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on smoking.

The medical marijuana constitutional amendment voters approved in 2016 allowed the legislature to prohibit smoking in public areas. But the law passed in 2017 to implement the amendment banned smoking entirely.

UPDATE: Florida Judge Dismisses Part of Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

Medical marijuana patients must vape the product, or else use patches, oils, edibles—any other means but the most traditional way of using the drug.

John Morgan, the Orlando trial lawyer who largely financed the amendment drive, filed suit, which state attorneys are trying to have dismissed.

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