Attorney plans lawsuit to allow for smoking of medical pot

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-10 18:02:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Legislature's decision 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 industry, but pro-pot proponents say it doesn't go far enough.

After Gov. Rick Scott signs the bill, its principal backer attorney John Morgan said he intends to sue over the law's ban on smoking.

The bill sponsors in both chambers have said there aren't any scientific studies to show that smoking pot is more effective than other ways of ingesting the drug.

Morgan said he will file the suit in Leon County and has enlisted constitutional law expert John Mills, the dean emeritus of the University of Florida's Levin School of Law, to help in the coming legal battle.