Judge Backs Doctor In Medical Marijuana Case

  • Judge Garnett Chisenhall issued a 28-page recommended order that called for state health officials to dismiss the allegations against Gainesville-area physician Justin C.K. Davis.
  • Under administrative law, the recommendation will go back to the Florida Department of Health for final action.
  • Davis sublet office space from a Trulieve dispensary in Lady Lake, but Chisenhall concluded that the arrangement did not violate a legal prohibition on doctors having a direct or indirect economic interest in medical-marijuana firms.
  • It is reasonable to infer that greater access to qualifying physicians aided Trulieve’s business and that being in close proximity to a medical marijuana dispensary facilitated the acquisition of patients by Dr. Davis and Trulieve, Chisenhall wrote.

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