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Florida: Attorney Sues State Regarding Anti-Cannabis Smoking Legislation
Author: restore  11/07/2017 - 19:36:00

House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, the legislator who sponsored the troublesome legislation and insisted on the smoking ban, defends lawmakers’ actions 

By Michael Bachara 
Hemp News 

Last Thursday, Orlando attorney John Morgan sued the state of Florida stating the new SB 8A law banning smoking medical cannabis is in violation of Amendment 2, the voter-initiated constitutional amendment that passed last November with 71 percent of the vote. 

“Today is a day that should not have been necessary, other than the Florida Legislature decided not to do their job,” Morgan said.

The law in question, which was signed by Gov. Rick Scott, took effect Saturday establishing anti-smoking rules surrounding medical cannabis.

House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, the sponsor of the legislation, said, “If you look at those other states, their constitutional amendments declared that it could be smoked and that it could be self-grown. If that’s what John Morgan wanted for Florida, he should have declared it in the amendment.”

“It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if smoking is not allowed in public, it must certainly be allowed in private,” Morgan said. “That’s the intent. That’s what we said before we started.”

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