A Miami-Dade nursery and a Florida man who suffers from epilepsy are suing the administration of Gov. Rick Scott over the slow implementation of the state's medical marijuana law.
Bill's Nursery and Michael Bowen filed a lawsuit Tuesday that asks a judge to order the Department of Health to hand out new licenses for treatment centers. A new state law required the state to hand out 10 new licenses by October, but so far the state has only approved six.
Bowen, who said he needs medical marijuana to prevent seizures, said the department's "inexcusable foot-dragging" is preventing patients from access to medical marijuana.
Voters last year approved a constitutional amendment that authorized medical marijuana.
Want to Spend a Night in Jail? It Just Takes $40
Want to spend the night in the slammer? Minnesota's Chisago County Sheriff's Office can help make it happen.
The department is letting people stay overnight inside the new Public Safety Center to see the facility and help deputies train before inmates arrive. It just costs $40 per person.
(Published Friday, April 27, 2018)
Mara Gambineri, a spokeswoman for the department, said that state is working "diligently" to implement the new law.