ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — An appellate court has struck down Florida's medical marijuana rules as unconstitutional.
- Ruling upheld a 2018 decision
- It's considered victory for Bay area company
- More Medical Marijuana headlines
Those rules forced cannabis companies to handle all aspects of the business from "seed to sale" and puts a cap on the number of licensed facilities.
Tampa company Florigrown sued the state after its license application wasn’t accepted.
It's a win for the company and others hoping to break into the business.
As for the ruling, it upheld a 2018 decision by a district court judge.
The state could appeal the ruling, but the lawsuit was filed under the Rick Scott administration. Gov. Ron DeSantis has been reluctant to continue Scott's policies on medical marijuana.
Spectrum Bay News 9's Cait McVey met with CEO Adam Elend and has his reaction in the video above.