Commissioner Nikki Fried on Major Ruling in Florida Medical Marijuana Program Case


Jul 9, 2019

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Tallahassee, Fla.– Today, the First District Court of Appeals issued a ruling [  ] that upholds portions of an injunction against the state’s medical marijuana program. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement:

“Today’s major ruling is a victory for openness and the future of medical marijuana in Florida. When 71 percent of Floridians voted for access to this life-changing medicine, they didn’t expect restrictive legislation that stood in the way of progress and open markets – legislation that hinders smaller farms, people of color, and others from participating in this vital new economic opportunity. I thank the First District Court of Appeals for their wise decision, and I encourage the Governor to take all necessary steps to implement the true will of the people. We stand ready to lend the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ expertise to the Department of Health as it moves forward.”