Florida Supreme Court to hold arguments remotely amid coronavirus pandemic

The Florida Supreme Court for the first time will hear arguments via teleconferencing as a precaution because of the coronavirus outbreak, the court announced Tuesday.

The arguments scheduled for May 6 include an advisory opinion on whether a recreational marijuana ballot proposal can go before voters in 2022. Justices will also hear arguments on whether the state’s tight regulation of the medical marijuana industry violates the state constitution.

MORE NEWS: 2 Central Florida postal workers test positive for coronavirus, USPS says

Justices and lawyers will connect online from separate locations and the proceedings will be livestreamed on the court’s website and Facebook page.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.