In a extremely uncommon transfer, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a second round of arguments in a battle about whether or not the state has correctly carried out a 2016 constitutional modification that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Justices heard arguments in May in a lawsuit filed by Florigrown, a Tampa-based agency that has challenged the constitutionality of a 2017 legislation that was designed to hold out the constitutional modification. The case facilities on elements of the legislation associated to the licensing of firms to function within the medical-marijuana business.
But the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an order scheduling one other round of arguments Oct. 7 on a difficulty that was not a focus of the primary listening to — whether or not the 2017 legislation is what is called an unconstitutional “special” legislation.
Justices signaled after the primary listening to that they have been within the “special” legislation difficulty, asking Florigrown and the Florida Department of Health to file extra briefs on the difficulty. But the court docket hardly ever brings again events for a second round of arguments in instances.
The Florida Constitution bars “special” legal guidelines that, usually, are meant to profit particular entities. Florigrown, which has unsuccessfully sought a medical-marijuana license, contends that elements of the 2017 legislation improperly restricted the companies that would participate within the business. [Read More @ Miami Herald]