Fight over medical marijuana turns to smoking

Fight over medical marijuana turns to smoking

Florida is being sued because its new medical marijuana law doesn't allow patients to smoke the plant.

And yes, like Trump's famous CNN tweet, it had a WWE meme attached to it.

Morgan led the ballot effort that put medical use of marijuana in the state constitution with 71 percent voter approval.

Morgan, the main backer of the marijuana amendment that passed past year, has said he would sue because lawmakers did not allow medicinal marijuana to be smoked.

"The amendment says "(n) othing in this section shall require any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any correctional institution or detention facility or place of education or employment, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place". Distraught over the new definition, Morgan's lawsuit asserts the new provisions "redefined and narrowed" the intended outcome of Amendment 2, in direct conflict with Florida's Constitution.

"And so the statute has placed their judgement in place of the doctor's and what the constitutional amendment stood for", Morgan said.

However, smoking is still banned and Amendment 2 supporters like Morgan claim the language in the bill doesn't exclude smoking.

"If smoking is not allowed in public, is it allowed in private?"

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But the law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott last month bans smokable forms of marijuana.

If the Leon County court agrees with Morgan, it will be up to the Florida Department of Health to regulate the drug. "It's a bunch of people who don't understand what they don't understand".

High-profile attorney John Morgan took to Facebook on Wednesday to continue to fight for medical marijuana. "There's things even in the bill they have that I don't like, like the lack of smoke". It legalizes medical marijuana for patients with cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical condition.

The firebrand attorney wasted no time laying into House Rep.

Lawmakers recently passed an implementing bill (SB 8-A) for the amendment that did not allow medicinal marijuana to be smoked.

"If Ray Rodrigues is so concerned about smoking, why doesn't he tax cigarettes $5 a pack?"

For years Morgan, has been fighting for medical marijuana's legalization, but he's not happy with the implementation. "Promises made are promises kept".

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