TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians critical of the state’s implementation of medical marijuana applauded a circuit court ruling Wednesday that allows a Tampa man to grow his own plants.
Leon County Judge Karen Gievers said that Joseph Redner is entitled under state law to possess, grow and use marijuana for juicing. Redner was prescribed to receive juicing treatments from his doctor to prevent a relapse of stage 4 lung cancer.
The 77-year old strip club owner is one of more than 95,000 state residents who is registered as a medical marijuana patient, but none of the treatment centers licensed by the state do not offer whole-plant or juicing products.
Gievers also said in her decision that Redner can do this solely for the juicing prescription that has been recommended by his physician. The ruling applies only to Redner but could open the door for others who have said the state should allow whole-plant