Florida Attorney Who Helped Legalize Medical Marijuana Looking to Put Full Legalization to a Vote in 2020

John Morgan, who was the driving force behind Florida’s successful medical marijuana legalization campaign, is looking to put the full legalization of marijuana to a vote of the people by 2020.

Attorney John Morgan is the founder of United for Care, a nonprofit organization that successful placed an initiative to legalize marijuana on the 2016 ballot, which was subsequently approved by voters.  Responding to state lawmakers working to restrict the voter-approved law, Morgan says he’s working to legalize marijuana for all adults.

“Maybe it’s time for full legalization”, Morgan said in a recent Tweet. “It would pass with Flying Colors!” Morgan goes on to say that “I’m going to look at starting a fund where we all can donate to get full marijuana legalization on the ballot in 2020”.

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Legislation to Remove Cannabis from Controlled Substances List Filed in Florida Legislature

floridaFlorida State Representative Michelle Rehwinke Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) has filed legislation in the Florida Legislature to legalize the possession, use and distribution of recreational cannabis by removing it from the state’s list of controlled substances.

The filing of the proposal comes a month after the group Regulate Florida received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures on their initiative to legalize cannabis, which they’re hoping to put to a vote during the 2016 general election.

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Over Half a Million Signatures Collected on Florida Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

floridamedcanOver 500,000 signatures have been collected on United for Care’s initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Campaign Manager Ben Pollara tells us.

United for Care is required to collect 683,149 signatures by February 1st to place their initiative on the November, 2016 ballot, a number they’re well on track to make.

If placed on the ballot and passed into law, the measure would legalize the possession and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for medical purposes.

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Florida Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Receives Approval from State

floridaAn initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in Florida, put forth by the group Regulate Florida, has received approval from the state, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place it on next year’s ballot.

The initiative – titled the Florida Cannabis Act – would make it so that “possessing, using, displaying, purchasing, or transporting one ounce or less of cannabis” is entirely legal for those 21 and older.

The personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants would also be allowed, and state-licensed retail outlets would be authorized to distribute the plant.

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Legislation to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Florida

Florida Stateflorida Senator Dwight Bullard filed Senate Bill 1176 this week, a proposal to legalize the possession, private cultivation and state-licensed distribution of recreational cannabis for those 21 and older.

Senate Bill 1176 would allow those 21 and older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, and to cultivate up to six cannabis plants. Cannabis retail outlets would also be allowed, with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco being renamed the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and put in charge of regulations for the cannabis production and distribution centers.

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