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

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By Nina Zdinjak The state of Florida legalized medical cannabis in 2016 by way of a constitutional amendment, enabling the formation of a fully legal medical cannabis program. Now, two businesses looking to open medical cannabis dispensaries downtown have filed lawsuits against the city of Miami. The lawsuits come on the heels of a Thursday decision by the Florida Supreme Court to stop a 2022 recreational marijuana ballot initiative in a 5-2 ruling. The court ruled the Make It Legal Florida reform initiative, supported by hundreds of thousands of voters, is “affirmatively misleading,” reported Marijuana Moment. In spite of this, Miami’s city government has refused to allow cannabis dispensaries, The Miami Herald reported.

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The lawsuits come on the heels of a Thursday decision by the Florida Supreme Court to stop a 2022 recreational marijuana ballot initiative in a 5-2 ruling.

By Nina Zdinjak

The state of Florida legalized medical cannabis in 2016 by way of a constitutional amendment, enabling the formation of a fully legal 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...

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