Florida: Marijuana Law In High-Stakes Case
Breaking news: Florida battles heat up for medical marijuana licensing.
“House attorneys late Monday filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn a July ruling by the 1st District Court of Appeal that saidgg a key part of the law conflicted with a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.“
“That key part of the law involves what is known as “vertical integration” --- a system in which a limited number of companies that receive medical marijuana licenses must handle all aspects of the cannabis trade, including growing, processing and distributing the products. The alternative to vertical integration would be to allow companies to play different roles, potentially leading to more players in the industry.”