Lawsuit Filed that Could Lead to Revolutionary Mandate
Florida may be changing very soon. Robert Jordan has just filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff's Department that may grant him permission to grow and possess marijuana.
In Florida currently there is a lawsuit that may change the history of the state. Robert Jordan’s home was recently investigated and police removed two marijuana plants to which he was tending. Now he has filed a lawsuit against the Manatee Sherriff’s Department to grant him permission to grow marijuana legally.
Robert’s wife Cathy Jordan suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Robert grows the marijuana specifically for his wife’s medical needs. It has been recorded that Cathy could not receive the same level of treatment with any other drug, and medically the cannabis is required for her disease.
Robert expresses how he wishes that he could just have an understanding with the sheriff regarding the plants, but recognizes that it is his job and that his hands are tied. Because of this, the Jordans have filed a lawsuit that Florida has never seen before.
After the seizure of the plants, charges were dropped; however, they did not retrieve the marijuana. After the medical information was provided, authorities found no reason to pursue the arrest, but the Jordans were left in limbo. They were unsure whether they could continue growing or if that would be illegal.
Robert explains how he is simply filing this lawsuit to get an official ruling on his actions in writing. As stated before, he would rather just have an arrangement with the sheriff’s department, but does not want to infringe upon its duties. It is important to him to have a statement that outlines what he can and cannot legally do.
This would be the first law in Florida that would make marijuana legal as possession as growth. Robert Jordan is asking for the return of his two plants or a compensation of $27,600-$34,500 ($1,200-$1,500 per plant) in lieu of the plants if they are unavailable.
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