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Oklahoma pushed ahead with emergency rules Tuesday aimed at fast-tracking operations of the medical marijuana industry, but not before concerned health officials tacked on requirements that cannabis advocates say will only slow things down.

Ruling Throws Cold Water On Smokable Pot Case

Jul 5, 2018

Chiding a judge who sided with sick patients and saying plaintiffs likely won’t win on the merits of the case, an appellate court on Tuesday refused to allow smokable medical marijuana while a legal fight continues to play out.

Fast Track Rejected In Marijuana Growing Case

Jun 28, 2018

Similar to a decision in another case involving whether patients should be able to smoke medical marijuana, an appeals court this week refused to quickly send to the Florida Supreme Court a dispute about growing medical marijuana. 

Court Rejects Speeding Up Marijuana Smoking Case

Jun 27, 2018

An appeals court Tuesday rejected a request to quickly send a major medical-marijuana case to the Florida Supreme Court.

The case focuses on arguments about whether a 2017 law improperly bars patients from smoking medical marijuana.

Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers last month ruled that the smoking ban violated a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in Florida. 

Smokable Medical Marijuana Issue On Hold

Jun 19, 2018

In a widely expected move, an appellate court Monday refused to lift a stay on a Tallahassee judge’s ruling that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana if their doctors approve it.

State Goes To Appeals Court In Marijuana Smoking Order

Jun 7, 2018

The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday quickly asked an appeals court to review a decision that could clear the way for patients to smoke medical marijuana.

A Tallahassee judge on Tuesday lifted a hold on her order finding that Florida patients should be allowed to smoke medical marijuana if their doctors approve it.

Floridians who are eligible to receive medical marijuana will still have to wait a long time to access smokable products if a judge lifts a stay.

Judge Asked To Lift Stay In Marijuana Smoking Case

May 31, 2018

The battle over whether Florida patients should be able to smoke medical marijuana continues to flare.

Judge Allows Smokable Pot Case To Proceed

Jan 29, 2018

A lawsuit centered on whether patients can smoke medical marijuana will move forward after a Tallahassee judge refused to grant the state’s motion to dismiss the case.

Morgan Challenges Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban

Jul 7, 2017

Saying Floridians knew what they were voting on in November, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan on Thursday followed through on threats to sue the state over a smoking ban included in a new law carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

The Florida Legislature's passage of a bill to enact the state's constitutional amendment expanding the use of medical marijuana has ended one chapter in the battle over setting up regulations for the nascent industry. But pro-pot supporters say it doesn't go far enough.

Health Officials Look To Halt Smokable Marijuana

May 16, 2017

The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted.