A Tallahassee judge ruled Wednesday that a Tampa cancer patient can legally grow his own marijuana.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that strip club owner Joe Redner will be allowed to grow and harvest cannabis "solely for the purpose of his emulsifying the biomass he needs for the juicing protocol recommended by his physician." The ruling only applies to Redner, a 77-year-old vegan with stage 4 lung cancer – no other medical marijuana patients would qualify under this order.
Redner sued the Florida Department of Health after the agency said that under state law, registered medical marijuana patients were not allowed to grow their own cannabis.
"Florida law only allows the licensed dispensing organizations to grow, process and dispense marijuana," the health department states on its website. "The department will refer any business or individual suspected of violating state law to local law enforcement for investigation."