With the Florida Legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana bill, Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has announced plans to sue the state over its medical marijuana smoking ban.
Claiming that the recently passed measure does not go far enough, Morgan told the Associated Press that the vast majority of Florida voters who voted for Amendment 2, the ballot amendment that legalized medical marijuana in the state, expected that smoking would be one of the allowed forms of consumption.
Under the recently passed law, medical marijuana would only be allowed to be consumed through edibles, topical ointments or by use of a vaporizer.
“I don’t know why they would object to anyone on their deathbed wanting to use what they wanted to relieve pain and suffering,” Morgan said. “If they were really concerned about smoking, why don’t they heavily tax cigarettes?”
For their part, the proponents of the medical marijuana smoking ban say that there is no scientific evidence to support the idea that smoking medical marijuana is any more effective than other forms of consumption. Despite Morgan’s impending lawsuit, Gov. Rick Scott says that he “absolutely” intends on signing the measure.