Florida: Nikki Fried to appeal dismissal of medical marijuana lawsuit

  • Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried is filing an appeal on her lawsuit against the Biden administration regarding medical marijuana restrictions 
  • The original legal challenge sought to overturn a federal rule that prevents medical marijuana users from being able to purchase a gun or maintain a concealed carry permit
  • U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor struck down the motion earlier this month, reasoning that marijuana use, even medicinally, remains prohibited under federal law
  • A Constitutional amendment in Florida from 2016 gave way to the legalization of medical marijuana within the state.

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried has filed an appeal after a federal judge dismissed her lawsuit against the Biden administration. The original legal challenge sought to overturn a federal rule that prevents medical marijuana users from being able to purchase a gun or maintain a concealed carry permit.

The lawsuit attempted to abolish a question on a federal gun purchase form that asks if the buyer is a user of drugs, specifying that marijuana is still considered illegal at the federal level.

When a medical marijuana user, the use of which is permitted in 37 states including Florida, answers the question affirmatively, they are met with a denial of purchase.

U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor struck down the motion earlier this month, reasoning that marijuana use, even medicinally, remains prohibited under federal law. Winsor did note, however, that a Constitutional amendment in Florida from 2016 gave way to the legalization of medical marijuana within the state.

Read the full report at the Capitolist

Nikki Fried to appeal dismissal of medical marijuana lawsuit

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