Medical marijuana has been one of the most contentious topics in the news these past couple of years.
State legislators can pass laws regarding “legalizing” this plant, but our federal government still considers it an illegal drug, and possession and/or use of it can still cause arrest, trials in court, and jail time for those persons caught in this illegal act by federal authorities.
In Florida, the legislature passed a bill in 2014, legalizing medical marijuana, in the hopes of avoiding a state constitutional amendment in the next election in 2016. There are contents in the bill that caused a legal battle, setting back the activation of the new law. (Please see my other posts about Florida medical marijuana here and here and here.)
Splashed over many headlines today, May 28th, 2015, is the announcement that Florida Administrative Hearings Judge Watkins, rejected claims by an Orange…