Florida: Supreme Court Rejects Joe Redner Appeal

Florida: Supreme Court Rejects Joe Redner Appeal

WSUF reports….The Florida Supreme Court has refused to wade into a dispute about whether prominent Tampa strip-club owner Joe Redner should be allowed to grow his own medical marijuana to help fight lung cancer. In a 4-1 order Friday, the court declined to take up an appeal by Redner. The order did not provide explanation, as is common. Justice Jorge Labarga was the only justice who supported hearing the case. Redner filed the lawsuit seeking to grow marijuana for juicing purposes after Florida voters approved a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. Redner’s doctor ordered a juicing treatment that uses live marijuana plants to prevent a relapse of stage 4 lung cancer, according to court documents. A Leon County circuit judge sided with Redner, who argued the constitutional amendment authorized the “use” of marijuana for patients suffering from certain debilitating conditions, such as cancer. But the 1st District Court of Appeal in April rejected Redner’s interpretation of the constitutional amendment. “The term ‘use’ is not defined by the amendment. However, it is clear, when one examines the entire amendment, that ‘use’ does not mean ‘grow’ or ‘process,’ as Mr. Redner argues,” the April ruling said. But in asking…

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