John Morgan to file medical marijuana lawsuit Thursday

By Christie Zizo, Digital Media Producer
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 05, 2017, 6:06 PM EDT

The ink on Gov. Scott's signature on the medical marijuana law is barely dry, but attorney John Morgan is ready to sue.

  • Attorney John Morgan to file suit Tuesday against state
  • Medical Marijuana law bans smoking
  • Morgan says it runs counter to what voters OKed in Amendment 2

The high-powered Orlando attorney will be in Tallahassee Thursday to file his formal legal challenge of the new law, according to Capitol Bureau reporter Troy Kinsey.

Morgan is suing because the Florida Legislature banned smoking in the law that expands medical marijuana use in the state.

The law implements Amendment 2, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters last November. 

But the amendment allows users to smoke, though not in public places. 

Some advocates say smoking as a delivery method offers more benefits than the other options lawmakers approved, which includes edibles and vaping.

Morgan was a major advocate for Amendment 2. He is planning a news conference on the lawsuit Thursday morning on the steps of the Leon County Courthouse.