Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Sue City Of Miami For Right To Open; State Supreme Court Tosses Florida Recreational Ballot Drive

The of Florida legalized medical cannabis in 2016 by way of a constitutional amendment, enabling the formation of a fully medical cannabis program. The initiative was approved with 71% of the vote.

In spite of this, Miami’s city government has refused to allow cannabis dispensaries, The Miami Herald reported.

State Vs. Law

State lawmakers never established zoning restrictions to regulate where dispensaries can be opened or created new laws, and instead “relied on an internal legal opinion that the change to the Florida Constitution was moot because federal law continues to categorize marijuana as an illegal substance with no medicinal value,” the report said. 

Now, two businesses looking to open medical cannabis dispensaries downtown have filed lawsuits against the city of Miami. They question the city’s decision that …

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