Obama Fundraiser Determined to Put Medical Marijuana Legalization on Florida’s 2014 Ballot

According to the Miami Herald, John Morgan, “a major fundraiser for President Barack Obama and the boss of former Gov. Charlie Crist”, is taking a Florida medical marijuana initiative under his wings, promising to do everything he can to get it on next year’s ballot.

People United for Medical Marijuana.

People United for Medical Marijuana.

According to Morgan, who’s one of the top trial attorneys in Florida and runs the firm Morgan & Morgan, “I can get the money. I have the money. I will be joined by people with money who will help. I’ve been very fortunate in life, and I can make it happen.”

Intriguing.

Recent polling has shocked the political world in Florida, showing that 70% in the state support legal medical cannabis, with less than 1 in 4 being in opposition.

These numbers are vital, as the measure Morgan’s supporting is a constitutional amendment, meaning that it would need to garner 60% of the votes on election day to pass into law.

It’s projected that it could cost as much as $3.5 million to help pay for the 683,149 valid signatures needed to put the measure on the ballot. So far, People United for Medical Marijuana, the campaign behind the proposed initiative, have collected over 100,000 signatures, although they’ve been collecting for years. What they’ve lacked to help push them over the top, is any major funding, which changes with the help of Morgan.

Morgan vocally supports the full decriminalization of cannabis, though is working towards medical cannabis first, saying that it’s a “no-brainer”.

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2 comments

    • mike on October 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm
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    Why is attorney Morgan trying to can medical marijuana passed when you can get marinol, active ingredient THC in it, with a prescription at any pharmacy in Florida? If it is already available then why should it be on the ballot? I think that Morgn and Morgan wants to profit by this because of vacant land that they own in southern Florida where they can grow the plant for profit. Their candidate, Charlie Christ, is running for governor and the only way they will be able to win is by having this marijuna amendment on the ballot which will bring the uninformed and voters that usually would not come to the ballot box but to go for the marijuna amendment. While they are there to vote they will vote for Charlie Christ , what a brilliant way to get your guy elected and the icing on the cake is getting the marijuna amendment passed too.

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