Florida judge rules state ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional

BY AVERY ANAPOL - 

A Florida judge on Friday ruled that the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional.

Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers wrote in her ruling that residents “have the right to use the form of medical marijuana for treatment of their... Continue >

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