Fight to smoke medical marijuana heads to Tallahassee
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. John Morgan, a prominent Orlando-based attorney, tweeted Wednesday that he would be traveling to Tallahassee Thursday morning to file a lawsuit against the state “on behalf of the citizens and patients of Florida.”
— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) July 5, 2017
Two weeks ago, city council voted unanimously to extend the the temporary ban for another six months due a lack of information from the state regarding specific regulations, meaning the city won’t see medical marijuana dispensaries until the end of the year.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last month that outlines how patients can qualify and receive medical marijuana. The bill also allows 10 new treatment centers to open up by Oct. 3 in addition to the seven that are currently operating.
However, smoking is still banned, and Amendment 2 supporters like Morgan are threatening to sue, claiming the language in the bill doesn’t exclude smoking.
Morgan couldn’t be reached for comment, but will hold a press conference Thursday at 9:30 a.m.