Law360 | June 4, 2021
The legislature was likely trying to find a way to please the state's more conservative elements while allowing the ballot measure to take effect, said Richard Blau, chair of the cannabis law group at Florida firm GrayRobinson PA.
"Most of the state is very conservative, and marijuana was and remains in those constituencies a terrible, evil, prohibited substance," Blau said. "That vertically integrated system and limited [medical marijuana treatment centers] was in some ways intended to allow the government to keep a tight constraint on the industry to make sure it never exceeded the limited boundaries it was allowed to operate in." Read more - Fla. High Court Keeps Tight Grip On Medical Pot Licenses.