You can now legally smoke medical marijuana in Florida, judge rules

TALLAHASSEE, Florida. — Friday May 25th, a Tallahassee judge ruled that patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it.

Florida voters legalized medical marijuana back in 2016. The mention of smoking in the amendment’s language and in an intent document during the 2016 campaign was that the Legislature and local governments could restrict it in public places.

The Legislature last year passed enacting laws that banned the sale of smoking products, saying that it poses as a health risk.

An orlando attorney and medical-marijuana advocate John Morgan filed a lawsuit that brought the case in front of a Florida judge who ruled that Florida’s current smokable weed prohibition is unconstitutional. On Friday, Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ruled Florida’s medical cannabis patients have the rights to smoke weed in private places.