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.
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.”
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”.