Judge Strikes Down Florida's Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana

By Arlin Crisco

Tallahassee, FL—A Florida state court judge last Friday struck down the state legislature’s ban on smokable medical marijuana, concluding the prohibition was unconstitutional. People United for Medical Marijuana v. Florida Department of Health, 2017CA001394. 

In a 22-page decision, Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers found Floridians "have the right to use the form of medical marijuana for treatment of their debilitating medical conditions… including the use of smokable marijuana in private places."

The state has appealed the ruling, according to published reports.