Lawyer: Florida governor should end medical marijuana appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The man who led the efforts to pass a medical marijuana constitutional amendment in Florida two years ago is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to drop the state’s appeal allowing cannabis to be smoked.

Lawyer John Morgan said on Tuesday that Scott should direct the state’s Department of Health to drop an appeal that is currently in the state’s 1st District Court of Appeal.

Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ruled on May 25 that the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional.

Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 allowing the use of medical marijuana. Morgan and two women with terminal illnesses argued that because the amendment’s language only mentions not smoking in public, users should be allowed to smoke in private.

The Associated Press

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