Fla. Gov. Asked To Drop Smokable Med. Marijuana Appeal

Law360 (May 29, 2018, 10:19 PM EDT) -- John Morgan, the personal injury lawyer who backed Florida's 2016 constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana, invoked Gov. Rick Scott's U.S. Senate hopes as he urged him to drop the state's appeal of a court decision late Friday that overturned a ban on smoking the drug.

“I believe that your decision to allow this to go on could have serious ramifications in your election against Bill Nelson,” Morgan said during a press conference he organized, referencing the three-term incumbent Democrat whom Scott will face in November. “Will meanness and politics trump people and compassion and kindness?”

As he put political pressure on...

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