John Morgan, who bankrolled the statewide ballot initiatives to expand medical marijuana, has sued the state of Florida over a smoking ban.
The Orlando Sentinel reported on the new law that bans smoking medical marijuana violates the constitutional amendment that John Morgan fought to get approved.
The medical marijuana constitutional amendment was approved by 71 percent of Florida voters last November. But even with that approval, some local governments have threatened to block dispensaries from opening storefronts.
The law legalized medical marijuana for people with debilitating conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, and many others.
The smoking ban only allows for cannabis products to be vaped, sold as oils, and as edibles. In his law suit, Morgan cited a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that shows "marijuana smoking was shown to not impair lung function, based on the doses inhaled by the majority of users, as compared to non-smokers and tobacco smokers."
Medical cannabis advocates have argued this limits the way patients can consume marijuana, and that doctors should decide the type of medical cannabis to treat the patient.
Dosatron is interested in how you feel about this new ban.