(As originally published with additional photo showing text of the law, Fri, January 5th 2024)
Prosecutors dropped the felony case against Gionna J. Daddio — known to fans of World Wrestling Entertainment as the superstar “Liv Morgan” — due to what they called “some recent case-law in Florida.”
On Tuesday, they filed a document called an “Announcement of No Information,” saying they won’t pursue the case.
An Assistant State Attorney in Sumter County explained to The National Desk,
“In order to prove the charge possession of THC, the State is required to prove that the THC came from synthetic sources and was not derived from plant sources.
“No labs in the State of Florida perform such tests, so we remanded it to county court as Possession of Cannabis.”
That lesser charge, “possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis,” is a misdemeanor, and that part of the law notes, “The term “cannabis” does not include the resin extracted from the plants of the genus Cannabis, or any compound manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such resin.”
Daddio was charged on the evening of Dec. 14 after a sergeant with the sheriff’s office reported her yellow jeep “could not remain in the lane it was traveling.”
He pulled her over and, “As he approached the vehicle, he immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle [and] the defendant was detained due to her stating there was marijuana in the vehicle, and she did not hold the medical marijuana card.”
Daddio, 29, or her lawyer is due back in court on Feb. 20 for a status conference.