Florida attorney to file lawsuit on state marijuana law

Orlando Attorney John Morgan said he wasted a lot of money getting medical marijuana on the the ballot

"This will be my final issue dealing with medical marijuana".

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Florida for Care, Inc., the non-profit group that led the campaigns to pass a medical marijuana effort in 2014 and 2016. After a protracted wait for Florida's elected officials to act during a special session, the bill they ultimately produced fell far short of the will of the people.

He said that the Florida legislature was overstepping their bounds.

Florida Sen. Rob Bradley and Rep.

Florida's medical marijuana program is required to be operational by October. To some surprise, a marijuana bill was enrolled and later signed into law by the governor.

Morgan's lawsuit cites a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in which Dr. Mark Pletcher and his team from the University of California San Francisco wrote, "Analyses of pulmonary function and lung disease have failed to detect clear adverse effects of marijuana use on pulmonary function", but Pletcher also wrote, "Prior studies of marijuana smokers have demonstrated consistent evidence of airway injury and inflammation as well as increased respiratory symptoms. similar to that seen in tobacco smokers".

He slammed GOP lawmakers and pharmaceutical companies for impeding the intent of the amendment and asserted that for some patients with debilitating conditions, smoking carries health benefits. It passed in November with 71 percent of voter approval.

A Florida attorney sued the state on Thursday after its legislature passed a law prohibiting medical marijuana patients from smoking weed within their own homes.

Morgan says he plans to add the names of those patients to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit at a later date.

Named in Morgan's lawsuit as a defendant are the Secretary of Health for the State of Florida, Celeste Philip M.D. and the Florida Department Of Health; Christian Bax and the Office of Compassionate Use; James Orr M.D and the Florida Board of Medicine, and Anna Hayden D.O.as the Chair of the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

"Despite decades of marijuana being used for smoking in the United States, there have been no reported medical cases of lung cancer or emphysema attributed to marijuana", his lawsuit said.

Morgan claims that makes it clear voters expected it would be smoked and he says lawmakers took away that right. For now, he's just watching the field and seeing how things play out.

Getting anything passed through the legislature, as you know, was an accomplishment. No doubt, his Blue Dog Democratic values and appearance would catch the eye of many who have grown tired of Scott.

In a press conference, Morgan explained that his fight was not for recreational marijuana but was for medicinal use of the plant.

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