Nikki Fried is right to sue for medical marijuana patients’ gun rights 

In Politics by Michael Rae

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried has appealed her case seeking to restore the rights of medical marijuana patients to buy and possess firearms. Fried, who ran for governor in 2022 but lost in in the Democratic Party’s primary, initially filed the suit against the United States Department of Justice in April. She argues that the Justice Department’s regulations against gun ownership for medical marijuana patients violate those patients’ Second Amendment rights and run afoul of appropriations riders that restrict the department from using any resources against state-regulated medical marijuana programs. 

The case was dismissed last month by