March 10, 2014

Can Police refuse to accept a Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Card - Chapter 893 Statute if Florida Legalizes Medical Marijuana? - Part 13

Can Police refuse to accept a
Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Card?
Can Police refuse to accept a Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Card?

Under current Florida Drug Laws: Florida Statute 893.13.6(b) If law enforcement confronts a citizen for possession of cannabis, they can and do make an arrest. The issue may arise what if the office wants to ignore the possession of a valid medical marijuana card and refuse to accept the document?

Under my proposed Florida Medical Marijuana Law:  

A state or local law enforcement agency or officer shall not refuse to accept an identification card issued by the department unless the state or local law enforcement agency or officer has reasonable cause to believe that the information contained in the card is false or fraudulent, or the card is being used fraudulently.