Florida medical marijuana rules upheld by Supreme Court

The Court ruled that a 2017 law regulating the medical marijuana industry didn’t conflict with a ballot referendum approved by voters the previous year that legalized medical pot. Written By Kirby Wilson

Published May 27 Updated May 27

TALLAHASSEE — In a setback to companies hoping to enter one of the state’s fastest-growing industries, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state medical marijuana regulations are likely legal.

In a decision released in the case of Florida Department of Health v. Florigrown, LLC, justices found that Florigrown’s challenges to state regulations did not have a “substantial likelihood of success.” It reversed a decision by the First District Court Of Appeal to put those rules on hold.