In a rare occurrence, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the second round of arguments about whether the state has appropriately carried out a 2016 constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana. Florida first heard arguments in May through a lawsuit filed by Florigrown, o laws related to the licensing of companies to operate in the medical-marijuana industry. The first round hearing signals the Justices intertest in “special” law issue, asking Florigrown and the Florida Department of Health to file additional briefs on the issue. The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an order scheduling another round of arguments will further focus on whether the 2017 law is what is known as an unconstitutional “special” law.
– Miami Herald, July 14th, 2020