MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Leon County circuit court judge has lifted a stay on smoking medical marijuana.READ MORE: Three People Rescued From Tank In Homestead
Judge Karen Gievers on Tuesday upheld her May 25 ruling that the Florida Legislature’s provision banning smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional. The stay will officially be lifted next Monday. Gievers wrote delaying her ruling any further would create irreparable harm to patients.
The state’s Department of Health had filed an appeal of Gievers’ original ruling, which automatically put it on hold.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension Has Put Some Vaccination Sites In A Bind
Even with the stay being lifted, smokable medical marijuana will not immediately be available for sale at treatment centers.
That’s because the Department of Health must come up with rules for cultivation and distribution, which could take several months.MORE NEWS: 'We're Following The Recommendation To Pause': Gov. DeSantis Said Florida Will Suspend Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
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